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Galaxy's youngest supernova

Researchers study X-rays and radio waves from recent explosion

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6:24pm, May 14, 2008

When it comes to exploding stars, or supernovas, the Milky Way galaxy appears to be running an embarrassing deficit. On average, galaxies rack up two to three such celestial blasts per century, but 1680 had been the last time light from such an explosion in our galaxy reached Earth.

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