Month: December 2016

Pythagorean Astronomy: Assassin Supernova

Posted on 19 December 2016 by Chris North

When is a supernova not a supernova? The brightest supernova on record was discovered in 2015 by the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). Named ASASSN-15lh, this remarkable event – what looked like a huge brightening of a star in a distant galaxy – was observed by many other telescopes, including the Hubble Space
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The Cardiff Physics Advent Calendar

Posted on 1 December 2016 by Chris North

What more could you ask for on a December morning than a cheeky little treat from an advent calendar? Well, this year, it got even better… We’d like to introduce the Cardiff Physics Advent Calendar. Every day there’s a short news story or factoid about physics for you to look at – and a few
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