Astronomers Solve Mystery of Supernova Seen in 1181

Astronomers Solve Mystery of Supernova Seen in 1181
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In August 1181, astronomers in China and Japan witnessed a bright "guest star" in the night sky that we now know to have been a supernova—one of just a handful of recorded supernovae in our Milky Way that were visible to the naked eye. It shone brightly for a full six months before it disappeared.

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