PBS NewsHour

Supernova Burns Bright in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Clip: 09/07/2011 | 5m 44s

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists recently discovered a supernova about 21 million light years away in the Pinwheel Galaxy. Jeffrey Brown and Peter Nugent, who found the brightest and closest supernova in decades, discuss how the dying star could prove to be "a real treat" for Northern hemisphere stargazers.

Aired: 09/07/11

Rating: NR

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