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
One Galaxy Two Supernovae
SN 2007ck and SN2007co in the same galaxy
The remains of a star gone supernova
Type Ia Supernova
SN1994D in the NGC 4526 galaxy (Bright dot lower left)
When Stars Go Boom