Supernovae

a Dangerous and Intricate Astronomical Event

What is it?

In astronomy a supernova is when a star's gravitational pull collapses and implodes on itself.



  • TWO TYPES! (Type I and Type II)
  • Type is based on shape of their light curves and spectra
  • Brightest recorded- year 1006 (7,200 light years from the event)
  • Been noting Supernovae activity since 185 CE


When Stars Go Boom