Cosmic Pops: Nearby galaxy is hotbed of supernova formation

10:03am, November 21, 2006

Talk about an explosive personality. Large galaxies usually have no more than three supernovas blow up in a century, but the nearby galaxy NGC 1316 has had two such explosions within the past 5 months and four in the past 26 years.

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