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'Supernova of a generation' discovered by Berkeley scientists

"A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth — approximately 21 million light-years away — than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.

The finding of such a supernova so early and …

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AAS Honors Prof. Bloom

The American Astronomical Society's 2009 Newton Lacey Pierce Prize for 2009 has been awarded to Joshua Bloom, an associate professor of astronomy, for his work in exploring and understanding the nature of gamma-ray burst sources.

The prize is given to an astronomer under the age of 36 for outstanding achievement in observational astronomical research based on measurements of …

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