New Supernova Spotted in M82 (or Cigar) Galaxy

Today morning, a supernova was spotted in the starburst galaxy of M82 (also known as Cigar Galaxy). It is known as a starburst galaxy due to the high rate of star formation. The M82 galaxy is located about 11.4 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It's classified as a Type 1a supernova (SN1a) or a white dwarf supernova. It happens to an old star when they run out of fuel and thus, eventually they end up as a white dwarf. The supernova hasn't appeared to have reached its peak brightness yet and it's expected to reveal more information with close observation over the next few days.

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For more facts about M82 Galaxy: Cigar Galaxy

1 comment:

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