rickyjames writes, Supernovas have long held a special place in science fiction, so it’s worth noting that one has just been caught for the first time in the act of detonation by astrophysicist Alicia Soderberg. This woman is lucky beyond belief, her discovery is about like hitting a royal flush in the final hand to win the World Series of Poker… I’m not to sure about rickyjames’ analogy. My gut tells me the Royal Flush is quite a bit more likely; I’ll have to double check the math on that to be sure.