The Stars are Exploding?
April 14, 2012 4:58 AM Subscribe
My housemate and I just saw a bright pinpoint flash (approx intensity and size of Rigel) in the sky, lasting about an eighth of a second, what's it likely to have been?
posted by Ahab to science & nature (10 answers total)
Seen from Perth, Western Australia at 7.24pm or so Western Australian standard time, at az/alt +296 degrees / +41 degrees (just up and right from Orion's belt at the time).
It had no visible sideways movement, and was just a very short sharp flash.
Short lived space junk coming down? Meteorite headed straight for me? The shortest supernova ever? What could it have been?