While you were sleeping, a new supernova appeared in the sky


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I was'nt sleeping... I swear, just resting my eyes


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Ker-booooosh!


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xkcd recently had a "What If" about supernovae that mentioned the rule of thumb for how energetic they are: However big you think supernovae are, they're bigger than that..

His example was: What's brighter? A star going supernova as far away as the sun, or a hydrogen bomb going off on the surface of my eye?

The supernova, by a factor of a trillion.


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it may have appeared as early as jan 14-15 so if you were imaging this thing, check if it's in your sub exposures. also if you are using a camera without anti blooming gates the data might have some scientific use...


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Too bad Advanced Ligo hasn't come online yet. Seems like this would have been something really perfect for them to find.


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...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened


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So THAT'S what that button was for.


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