Boom! Distant star explosion is brightest ever seen And it may be an odd type of supernova that has yet to be confirmed observationally. This supernova is one for the record books. A mammoth star explosion known as SN2016aps, which occurred in a galaxy about 3.6 billion light-years from Earth, is the brightest supernova […]

via Space.com: Distant Star Explosion brightest ever seen — Jaguar Spirit