Most Powerful Supernova

Submitted by Rebecca on Thu, 2013-08-15 11:30
2005-01-01 00:00:00

An automated search using a McDonald telescope discovered the most powerful supernova to date, Supernove 2005ap.The exploding star briefly shone 100 billion times brighter than the Sun. The Texas Supernova Search project was run by University of Texas graduate student Robert Quimby using the ROTSE IIIb telescope at McDonald.

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