[vsnet-alert 10354] Re: FW: XMM-Newton discovers the star that everyone missed

Mike Simonsen mikesimonsen at aavso.org
Sun Jul 20 02:07:05 JST 2008

The reporting on this has been incredibly bad in many ways.
Some are calling V589 Pup a supernova, named by the IAU.
And I don't think it is all that unusual for legions of sky watchers
to miss an event in Puppis in June or July considering its proximity
to the SUN!

I've tried to clear things up a bit at:

Mike Simonsen

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 1:43 AM, LARRY KLAES <ljk4 at msn.com> wrote:
>> From: "ESA" <contactesa at esa.int>
>> Reply-To: ContactEsa at esa.int
>> Subject: XMM-Newton discovers the star that everyone missed
>> Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:03:11 +0200
>> XMM-Newton has discovered an exploding star in the Milky Way. Usually that
>> would be important in itself, but this time there is a special twist.
>> Calculations show that the explosion must have been clearly visible to the
>> unaided eye but was missed by the legions of star watchers around the
>> planet.
>> More at:
>> http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMH9HWIPIF_index_0.html

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