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Submission + - Want to see a supernova in your backyard ? (everythingnew.net)

hasanabbas1987 writes: "So what if you can catch a glimpse of the closest supernova astronomers have discovered in the last 25 years, would be cool yes ? All you need to do is get yourself a small telescope or a pair of binoculars (some DSLRs would do just fine as well). Astronomers think that they may have found the supernova within hours of its initial explosion on August 24. Generally, supernovas are around 1 billion light years away but this one is only 21 million light years away, so Han Solo and Millennium Falcon should do the trick as long as they don’t say “No Light Speed”. The supernova is in the Pinwheel Galaxy and you can see it within the Big Dipper."
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