How to See a Supernova This Weekend From Your Backyard
Topic: Current Events
7:10 am EDT, Sep 2, 2011
Starting this weekend, the closest supernova found in at least 25 years will be visible from your backyard with just binoculars or a small telescope. The exploding white dwarf star is currently brightening in the Pinwheel Galaxy, nestled, from our perspective, within the Big Dipper.