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The astronomy word of the week is “nova” May 7, 2012

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1. Carnival of Space #248 « AstroWoW - May 8, 2012

[…] stuff this week on how astronomer’s know the age of the Universe, a nova caught by NASA’s spaced-based solar telescope, STEREO, and even a look at the energy demands […]

2. Michael Roberts - May 9, 2012

Ah yes, I remember the 2007 nova. V1280 Scorpius! Excellent. An area of interest of mine is locating chinese guest stars (including both novae and supernovae) thousands of years back and trying to locate their now current remnant if they were in fact a SNe, or see if they have recurred if they were just the ordinary classical nova. Great post!

CosmicThespian - May 10, 2012

So cool. For whatever reason, I didn’t get a chance to see V1280 Sco — can’t remember why! Interested in your work with “guest stars” from antiquity — how are you approaching it? Optical counterparts? Radio detection?

3. Carnival of Space #249 | Riding with Robots on the High Frontier - May 13, 2012

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