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

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 16:51 in Astronomy & Space

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, described in the journal Science, could help scientists get a better handle on the rate of expansion...

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