ScienceShot: A New Class of Supernova – ScienceNOW

Image by Christine Pulliam/CfA (as detailed in article)

Image by Christine Pulliam/CfA (as detailed in article)

Good afternoon from an overcast, chilly but beautiful Surrey.

The wonderful folks at the rather fascinating Paranormal Zone X site tweeted a link to a Cleveland Leader article concerning the discovery of a new class of supernova.   The Leader’s Julie Kent-penned article, Astronomers Discover New Type of Supernova, details the remarkable findings of Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Ryan Foley; the discovery of a new class of supernova, given the classification Type Iax.

Science Now’s Sid Perkins also discusses the amazing discovery in his March 26th 2013 article, ScienceShot: A New Class of Supernova – ScienceNOW.

A fascinating discovery indeed, given my Sister’s November 2012 comments that binary stars can ‘feed’ off each other, sometimes indulging in what she classed ‘a dance of death’ of sorts …

… in the light of the Centre of Astrophysics’ astonishing observations, I’m thinking that I’m going to need to revisit a couple of my earlier blogs over the next few days…  will post again very soon.

Willow.

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