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August 31 2011 Astronomy Newsletter


Hello everybody!

You may have heard that in June, a French amateur astronomer discovered a supernova in the Whirlpool Galaxy (catalogued as Messier 51). Interestingly, six years ago another supernova was discovered in the same galaxy. Here are two pictures of the galaxy taken before and after the most recent supernova. http://newswatch-media.nationalgeographic.com/files/2011/04/whirlpool-supernova-stacked.jpg

M51 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1774. It was considered a nebula at that time because it just looked like a fuzzy blob in a telescope. Some seventy years later Irish astronomer William Parsons (Lord Rosse) looked at it through his 72-inch telescope, the largest in the world at that time. He was the first to see its spiral structure.

The latest article from the Astronomy site at BellaOnline.com is:

Nebulas Ten Facts for Kids
Nebulae are great clouds of gas and dust in the spaces between the stars. Some of them are made from dying stars. Others are the nurseries for new stars. Here are ten facts about these surprising objects.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43575.asp

We now know that M51 isn't a nebula, but there are lots of nebulae out there. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has a collection of pictures their telescopes have taken. You can see them at http://www.eso.org/public/images/archive/category/nebulae/

That's all for now. Wishing you clear skies.

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Mona Evans,
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