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Gary Zajac
Gary Zajac • 1 year ago

A very bright supernova has been discovered in the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC 1365, and is now visible for those in the southern hemisphere. This beautiful galaxy lies about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The type Ia supernova was discovered by Alain Klotz using the TAROT telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile on October 27, 2012. ( An intense, blue supernova.) Dubbed Supernova 2012fr, it is the bright and intensely blue star directly below the galaxy core.

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