Astronomers Find Youngest Supernova In Milky Way

May 15, 2008

Astronomers have come out and announced that they have found the youngest supernova in the Milky Way galaxy.  .New York (ChattahBox) – Astronomers have come out and announced that they have found the youngest supernova in the Milky Way galaxy.

They have discovered the remains of the youngest supernova in the Milky Way galaxy, it is 140 years old. This goes along with the belief that two or three supernovas take place every century in the Milky Way galaxy.

Despite this revelation, they have managed to only find 10 supernovas in total.

Prior to this discovery, the youngest ever supernova was Cassiopeia A, which was 330-years old.

The new supernova was published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.


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