What Made This Nova So Super? | Video

SN 2014J in the Messier 82 galaxy, one of the nearest Type 1a supernovas in modern times, was watched by telescopes around the world. Chandra X-Ray observations suggest it’s unlikely the burst was caused by matter transfer from a companion star.

Video Show: X-Ray the Sky: Chandra's Cosmos
 

 

credit : NASA/CXC/A. Hobart