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Is There A Supernova In Your Future?

November 1, 2013

Astronomers at Ohio State University say that we will see a supernova take place in our galaxy in the next 50 years. A supernova, or an exploding star, is one of the most brilliant events in the universe. The astronomers say we still don’t know a lot about supernovas so the chance to actually observe one in our own galaxy will help us understand them so much more. But we might not have the best view thanks to soot-like dust particles in the Milky Way that absorb light and could obscure the spectacle. Chances of catching it with the naked eye depends on your latitude or through use of specialized telescope say researchers.

[ Read the Article: Astronomers Say Supernova Will Be Visible From Earth Within 50 Years ]