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Weird Science Astronomy Picture of the Week

By Daniel Smith on Apr 18, 12 10:00 AM

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Tycho's Supernova remnant was a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia, one of about eight supernovae visible to the naked eye in historical records.

It burst forth in early November 1572 and was independently discovered by many, including Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe.

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Daniel Smith - a long time ago, in a galaxy far away just north of Watford, Daniel fancied himself as a scientist but turned out to be the worst scientist since that bloke who mapped out all those canals on Mars that turned out to be scratches on his telescope's lens. Luckily, he is now not working on the Large Hadron Collider inadvertently creating a black hole that would swallow the world but is safely behind a desk writing this blog, bringing you the fantastical underbelly of nature... weird science.

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