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Astronomer at national observatory continue to watch Sn2014J


February 19, 2014

image of SN2014J taken through an infrared filter Two teams of astronomers from Kitt Peak National Observatory continue to observe the supernova Sn2014J  in nearby galaxy M 82 that was spotted in late January 2014. Astronomers have determined this supernova is a type Ia. These occur in a binary star system composed of a dense white dwarf star and a companion star, either another white dwarf or a bloated red giant star. Full Story

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