Supernova hunters win 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

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    Sorry for the duplication of stories. Got no problem, if the mods want to merge the threads.
     
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    Ancient Carbon-14 spike mystery may be solved...
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    Ancient text may solve cosmic mystery
    June 28`12 (UPI) -- An ancient text about a "red crucifix" seen in British evening skies more than 1,200 years ago could explain a mysterious radiation spike, U.S. scientists say.
     
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    Supernovas are traditionally named after composers...
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    Supernova 'Mingus' could shed light on dark energy
    10 January 2013 - Astronomers have spotted the most distant supernova ever seen.
     
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    Granny wondered what dat was dat blew her hat off the other day...

    Astronomers glimpse supernova shockwave for the first time
    22 March 2016 - Astronomers have captured the earliest minutes of two exploding stars and for the first time seen a shockwave generated by a star’s collapsing core.

     
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    Now we know where the radioactive iron came from...

    Nearby Supernovae Showered Earth and Moon With Radioactive Iron
    April 15th, 2016 - Two new studies suggest radioactive bits of a nearby star or stars that exploded into a supernova or supernovae showered the Earth and Moon with radioactive iron a couple of million years ago. Both studies found the stellar evidence in concentrations of an isotope of iron called 60Fe.
     

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