By: Lydia Biehl
What is a Supernova?
Types of Supernovae
A supernova hasn't been seen in our galaxy for more than 300 years. Scientists use telescopes to look into far away galaxies and watch the stars. Our sun could never become a supernova, if it did, our Earth would dissolve in a matter of minutes. When they explode iron and carbon particles scatter throughout space.
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