This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss supernovae in the “Fireworks Galaxy”, NGC 6946. These stellar explosions, which occur at the ends of the lives of massive stars, happen at least ten times more frequently in NGC 6946 than in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Learn more here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/05/fireworks-galaxy-sets-off-its-10th-supernova-in-a-century
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