Astronomers Say Supernova a 'Cosmic Classic'

August 26, 2011 Updated Aug 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM EDT

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Astronomers Say Supernova a 'Cosmic Classic'

August 26, 2011 Updated Aug 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM EDT

The closest supernova in a generation has been spotted by astronomers, according to a report on Space.com.

According to the story, it's the closest star explosion of its type since 1986. The supernova, which flared up Tuesday, is 21 million light-years from Earth.

Read the Space.com story HERE.