Scientists have already identified the likely star which exploded in galaxy M95, causing the supernova SN 2012aw.
With thanks to the ESO Large Program on Supernova Variety and Nucleosynthesis Yields Collaboration for sharing their early work. More about the collaboration at http://graspa.oapd.inaf.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&…
Also thanks to Rubina Kotak for the image taken at the Gran Telescopio Canarias.
Thanks also to Parijat Singh… More athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/9730838@N03/
Speaking in this video is Professor Mike Merrifield from The University of Nottingham.
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