Here’s a selection of latest in space: May 2023, touching upon topics from a newly discovered supernova to space tourism. Hey, That Wasn’t There Before! A Newly Discovered Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) Astronomers and skywatchers worldwide are thrilled by a newly discovered supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101). The supernova, designated SN 2023ixf, was first spotted by Koichi Itagaki in Japan and confirmed by the Zwicky Transient Facility in California. The supernova will likely brighten and remain visible to telescopes for months (long-exposure photographs enhance its visibility).