Supernova in M82!

I bumped into Prof. Ryan Hickox this afternoon as I was wrapping up my LaTeX crash course for MATH 17, and he shared this piece of exciting news with me: a supernova went off in one of the nearby galaxies!

Here are some headlines I dug up:

Animation of Supernova in M82 – January 22, 2014
by E. Guido, N. Howes, M. Nicolini

There may be an organized viewing some time in the next two weeks so keep an eye out! In the mean time, come on over to Kresge and check out a book on supernovas! Suggested titles:

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