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Nova Over Iran

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#98932 by @ 20.02.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
Nova Over Iran

A bright new nova is being studied by astronomers.

The officially dubbed
Nova Scorpii 2007
has become so bright in recent days that it is
now visible
to the unaided eye.

Adventurous early morning
sky enthusiasts should look in dark skies toward the
constellation of the
Scorpion, just below Jupiter and

The above image may help as a sky chart.

A nova this bright occurs only
every few years.

are caused by
thermonuclear explosions
casting off the outer layers of a
white dwarf star.

Pictured above on Friday, the nova was being studied through a
small telescope as it appeared over the
Varzaneh Desert in

nova will likely fade but remain
visible with binoculars for at least a few more days.

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#98936 by @ 20.02.2007 10:03 - nach oben -
Im Eve würdi sonen Scorpii jetzt abknalle.
#98947 by @ 20.02.2007 12:27 - nach oben -
siech dem wachst es teleskop usem aug!
#98948 by @ 20.02.2007 13:16, edited @ 20.02.2007 13:17 - nach oben -