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Submission + - 'Instant cosmic classic' supernova discovered (

chill writes: A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.
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'Instant cosmic classic' supernova discovered

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