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Episode 204: Ancient Supernova Mystery Solved

Play Feb 5•4:32

In 1572, a "new star" appeared in the sky, stunning astronomers and challenging ancient theories of the universe. The brilliant supernova, recorded by the astronomer Tycho Brahe, was even visible during the day. Now astronomers have been able to capture faint "light echoes" of original explosion, helping to determine the exact type of supernova Tycho saw. It was likely caused by a white dwarf...

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