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Indian Astrophysicists Chance Upon An Interesting Find

11-01-2018 11:28 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream

Indian Astrophysicists Chance Upon An Interesting Find | My Indian Dream

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Oldest supernova found in 5,000-year-old rock carving

Indian astrophysicists are excited to have unearthed a nearly 5,000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir which, they believe, is the oldest record of supernova and sky chart found in human history. The rock carving, the size of about 48 cm by 27 cm, was excavated in Burzahama region in Kashmir.

The figure depicts two bright objects in the sky emitting rays of light and a hunter spearing an animal below the first object. The two bright objects are presumed to be a pair of bright stars, a supernova that was first spotted by unknown observers around 4,500 BC.

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