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Episode 44: Exploding Star Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

Play Jul 6•4:16

A rock carving discovered in Arizona might depict an ancient star explosion seen by Native Americans a thousand years ago. The carving, or "petroglyph" by the Hohokam people was discovered in White Tanks Regional Park just outside Phoenix. It could be the only known American record of the famed supernova of 1006 A.D., seen by stargazers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The 1006 supernova wa...

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