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Supernova in Andromeda Galaxy?

  1. Jun 27, 2012 #1
    The frequency of supernovas in our galaxy is about one per century. Has there been a supernova in the Andromeda Galaxy in the last 200 years?
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2012 #2

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  4. Jun 27, 2012 #3

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    Wow that sucker reached magnitude 6...
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 #4
    Yup, and it's really annoying that it didn't go off ten years later when we would have had photographic plates.

    On the other hand, I know more than a few people that were annoyed that SN1987A went off when it did rather than a decade later when Super-Kamiokande was in operation.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 #5

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    I'm going to be annoyed with Betelgeuse when it goes supernova 10 years after I die. :rofl:
     
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