Image of Supernova SN 2014J discovered Jan. 21, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

 

The link below is an image of a Supernova-of-type la.  This is very useful to measure distances in the Universe and how you discover the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.  In the text, Etienne Rollin goes over how you can estimate the distance of the galaxy in which the Supernova was observed. 

http://physics.carleton.ca/supernova-sn-2014j