Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky exploding star – Over 75 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) lies NGC 4981 a spiral galaxy with a rather explosive past. NGC 4981 was discovered on 17 April 1784 by William Herschel, and subsequently documented in John Dreyer’s New General Catalogue. Over a century later, on 23 April 1968, the galaxy once again made it into the records when a Type la supernova — a stellar explosion in a binary star system — occurred within its confines: SN 1968I. SN 1968I, however, was not to be the galaxy’s only supernova. Decades later, the core

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