Humans have seen supernovae before. Some think that one of these stellar explosions was visible to people on Earth as much as 11,000 years ago. But despite our powerful telescopes and the vivid brightness of these events, it's rare for astronomers to see one all the way through. In March of 2017, however, they got their chance, and what they witnessed answered a 50-year-old question.
A Question Answered
Shedding Light on Type Ia Supernovae
Written by Curiosity Staff September 6, 2017
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