Last night, or 11.4 million years ago, a star exploded in galaxy M82. These photos are about a month apart.
I’m looking at that and thinking, “I bet it was warm there.”
It’s expected to get brighter over the next few weeks, to the point where it might be possible to see it with your home telescope or even a pair of binoculars. Over eleven million light years away, and the supernova is going to be faintly visible from my yard.
Revise my earlier sentiment: I bet it was really warm there.