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The Planet's Closest Supernova in 25 Years Can Be Seen This Weekend

"...only 21 million light years away..."

Grab your binoculars. This weekend you'll be able to see the closest supernova to our plant within the last generation from your own backyard.

The supernova, spotted last week by astronomers in the Pinwheel Galaxy, which Wired reports is from our perspective in the Big Dipper, is an exploding white dwarf star.

Watch this Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Astrophysicist explain how to pinpoint it this weekend:

The supernova will reportedly reach peak brightness on September 9. Just 21 million light years away, according to Space.com, this is the closest supernova to earth since 1986.

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