Multichannel Spectroscopy finds remnant of a Nova explosion observed by Chinese Astronomers in 48 BC
Modern astronomical observations now discovered the remnant of a nova explosion whose position corresponds to a celestial phenomenon described in ancient Chinese records. The discovery thus confirms one of the oldest astronomical observations outside the solar system. The innoFSPEC research group "Multichannel Spectroscopy" has played a significant role in this discovery.
Illustration of the Nova’s position in the globular cluster M22.
Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA; Montage: F. Göttgens.