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Recent Supernovae

The most recent supernova to be seen with the naked eye appeared in 1604 and was studied by Johannes Kepler.

The brightest supernova since that time was seen in 1987 in the skies of the southern hemisphere. It lay in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) some 170,000 light years* away.

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