Scientists Spot Largest Supernova on Record in Distant Galaxy

by Ryan Whitwam

A supernova is, by definition, a huge event. We’re talking about , after all. Still, some supernovae are bigger than others, and astronomers recently identified what appears to be the largest supernova we’ve ever observed. The event, dubbed SN2016iet, included a long duration, unusual chemical signatures, and more conundrums. The researchers…