Science is the poetry of Nature.







Contributing Authors

Supernova Factory

Image courtesy T. A. Rector/UAA, H. Schweiker/WIYN, and NOAO/NSF

Stars glitter in the spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 6946, seen in a recently released picture from Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

Over the past century, eight supernovae have been identified in the arms of this galaxy, according to Kitt Peak, making NGC 6946 one of the most prolific known galaxies for stellar explosions.

(Related: "New Supernova Found ‘Next Door’—Getting Brighter.")

  1. lintel24 reblogged this from scinerds
  2. superwhomore reblogged this from astrodidact
  3. depthsofmysol reblogged this from astrodidact
  4. roofofstars reblogged this from astrodidact
  5. sarcasticoctopus reblogged this from astrodidact
  6. atoms-forpeace reblogged this from astrodidact
  7. pointlessblogger reblogged this from astrodidact
  8. catchingspace reblogged this from astrodidact
  9. iloveteaandcrumpets reblogged this from astrodidact
  10. feelcompassion reblogged this from astrodidact
  11. lustermuse reblogged this from astrodidact
  12. astrodidact reblogged this from carlsagan-astronomer
  13. it-explodes reblogged this from scinerds
  14. skaterboytae reblogged this from scinerds
  15. stardustandwands reblogged this from scinerds
  16. blazingfire reblogged this from galaxyclusters
  17. wildlydistorted reblogged this from galaxyclusters
  18. galaxyclusters reblogged this from scinerds
  19. contentment-of-cats reblogged this from scinerds
  20. geschwindigkeitshubbel reblogged this from scinerds
  21. carlsagan-astronomer reblogged this from scinerds
  22. meeseeks-the-cyan-nursebot reblogged this from scinerds
  23. herodna reblogged this from scinerds