Originally Posted by H4wkeye
You ever see a live fireworks display? You'll see the flash from one of them, then about a quarter second later, you hear the "boom". Sound takes time to get to you. So does light. We are around 620 light years from the star. That means that we see it as it existed 620 years ago. A telescope won't change that, but it will let us see it in more detail (if it's really big). What we see won't change, only the way we see it.
Because of the distance, it could have exploded 600 years ago, but we won't see it happen for another 20 years. Just like the way that a firework explodes, and the sound takes some time to get to us.
I'm Not Evil.
An evil person would do the things that pop into my head.