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The Messier 95 galaxy before a new supernova's appearance.

The spiral galaxy M95, as seen by the Very Large Telescope in Chile before the supernova appeared.

Image courtesy ESO

The Messier 95 galaxy after a new supernova's appearance.M95 with the new supernova, marked by white lines. Image courtesy Anthony Ayiomamitis.

Rachel Kaufman

for National Geographic News

Published March 22, 2012

A new supernova has been found in the nearby galaxy M95, astronomers have confirmed, and it’s one of the closest stellar deaths yet witnessed. (more…)