Supernova Blast | 04 Jun 2019

  • Scientists have discovered about 1,800 new supernovae, or exploding stars.
  • New discovery may help measure how fast the universe is expanding.
  • The finding includes 58 Type Ia supernovae located eight billion light years away.
  • Supernova: A supernova is the name given to an exploding star that has reached the end of its life.
  • Researchers used the Subaru Telescope and the Hyper Suprime-Cam, an 870 megapixel digital camera attached at its top.
  • Subaru Telescope is the telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii.