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Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

April 21st, 2017

Using an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind. Lab scientists have a method for identifying more of these events using existing wide-field surveys. Check out yesterday’s Facebook Live Q&A on this research. More>