Gravity-lensed supernova magnifes understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia supernova that exploded about four billion years ago. Called iPTF16geu, it's sitting behind a galaxy two billion light years away that is acting like a gigantic gravitational magnifying glass that is splitting the star into four bright images in four different parts of the sky. This is the first such supernova to be seen by gravitational lensing and astronomers believe it could provide us with a better understanding of how the Universe is expanding... Continue Reading Gravity-lensed supernova magnifes understanding of universe Category: Space Tags: Cosmology Supernova University of California Berkeley Related Articles: Astronomers observe predicted supernova explosion Hubble provides fresh insights into "standard candle" supernovae

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifes understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia supernova that exploded about four billion ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Gizmag

Sixteen ways of looking at a supernova

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmology

With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 bil-lion light years away from Earth that's acting as a "magnifying glass,'' astronomers have captured multiple ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Scientists get a rare view of a type Ia supernova magnified 50 times

For the first time, astronomers have caught a type Ia supernova being magnified by more than 50 times and split into four images in the night sky thanks to gravitational lensing. The discovery, ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from L.A. Times

Supernova is captured from four different angles

The strange phenomenon was possible because light from the exploding star bent through a galaxy before reaching Earth, report researchers from the University of Stockholm.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

Space Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova A galaxy passing in front of a supernova does trippy things to its light. Read on.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Popular Science

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