466 SN 1006 Supernova Lit Up the Sky

The brightest supernova in recorded history occurred in the constellation Lupus the Wolf in 1006. Between April 30 and May 1 of the year 1006 a supernova, or stellar explosion, that was widely observed by various civilizations from different places on Earth. More than a thousand years later, researchers have found that the supernova of […]

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470 Kepler’s Nova

Kepler’s Supernova [SN 1604], first seen in 1604, was the most recently supernova in the Milky Way to have been unquestionably observed by the naked eye. It was a supernova of Type Ia that occurred in the constellation Ophiuchus. Appearing in 1604, it occurred no farther than 6 kiloparsecs or about 20,000 light-years from Earth. […]

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