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Now you see it, now you don’t!

 

 

Thanks to the amazing effort of our volunteers we managed to discover a supernova candidate within the first few hours of the project being launched on BBC Stargazing Live! As night-time fell on Chile we were able to use a telescope there to confirm that it is indeed a genuine supernova.

You can view what everyone is saying about this object here.

We still need your help to find more supernovae tonight, so please go to www.snapshotsupernova.org now and start hunting for exploding stars!