How to see a supernova

Is it possible for anyone to be more deadpan while talking about a cataclysmic supernova he and his colleagues discovered “in our backyard?”

Peter Nugent explains how you can spot the supernova using a pair of binoculars and looking somewhere near the Big Dipper.

If you should spot it, just remember that you’re looking 21 million years back in time.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Bob – “If you should spot it, just remember that you’re looking 21 million years back in time.”

    Jeez. Sure. Theoretically. They also say “that falling in love is wonderful.” :-)