April 18, 2024

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an animation showing a bright star explosion appearing in a spiral galaxy

The new supernova impresses astronomers and sky watchers around the world

Astronomers and amateurs alike are excited about the explosion of a new star that can be seen in small telescopes.

A new supernova became visible on May 19 in the Pinwheel galaxy (also known as Messier 101 or M101). The galaxy appears in a small telescope under dark sky conditions, as long as you use a wide field of view and a low-power lens.