Supernova–Cataclysm in the Sky

  • Alexus McLeodEmail author
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


In this chapter I give an overview of our contemporary understanding of supernovae, as well as the 1054 supernova’s effects outside of the Americas. Finally, I briefly consider the nature of time, and reflect on how a society’s conception of time affects its understanding of astronomy.


White Dwarf Planetary Nebula Atomic Clock Crab Nebula Maya Area 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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