Tycho Brahe's supernova spotted again

Max Planck Institute scientists report that they have once again glimpsed echoes of a supernova chronicled in 1572 by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The event was bright enough to be visible during the day. (photos and video)

A "fossil imprint" of the explosion has been viewed recently by a team using telescopes in Hawaii and Spain. The sensitive telescopes captured "faint light echoes of the original explosion, reflected by interstellar dust."