New Supernova will soon be visible

These images show Type Ia supernova PTF 11kly, the youngest ever detected — over the past three nights. The left image taken on Aug. 22 shows the event before it exploded supernova, approximately one million times fainter than the human eye can detect. The center image taken on August 23 shows the supernova at about 10,000 times fainter than the human eye can detect. The right image taken on Aug. 24 shows that the event is six times brighter than the previous day. In two weeks time it should be visible with a good pair of binoculars. (Credit: Peter Nugent/LBNL and Palomar)

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