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[NASA]Hubble Breaks Record in Search for Farthest Supernova

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WASHINGTON -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found the farthest supernova so far of the type used to measure cosmic distances. Supernova UDS10Wil, nicknamed SN Wilson after American President Woodrow Wilson, exploded more than 10 billion years ago.

SN Wilson belongs to a special class called Type Ia supernovae. These bright beacons are prized by astronomers because they provide a consistent level of brightness that can be used to measure the expansion of space. They also yield clues to the nature of dark energy, the mysterious force accelerating the rate of expansion.

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Nice!

eHug for 5entinel.

 

 

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What I would give to work at NASA sadsmiley.gif
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So the light from that thing took 10 billion years to reach us...man, must've been redshifted to hell.

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What I would give to work at NASA sadsmiley.gif
Years of studying, head buried in charts or telescopes, analyzing petabytes of data sent from Hubble and other sources, questions getting answered only by more questions thumb.gif

Oh and of course getting paid a LOT to do all that, but you would really need to have some serious passion because I'm pretty sure the inner workings of Nasa would drive a normal person insane.
Edited by Tippy - 4/5/13 at 1:30am
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