NASA has shared a shocking video of an explosive star captured by its Hubble Telescope. The 30-second clip shows a supernova fading into a galaxy 70 million light years away. “Like the interplanetary paparazzi, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the fast, vanishing position of a supernova,” a space agency wrote in a Statement.
A supernova is the explosion of a star – the largest explosion in space.
Photos of stellar explosions in the banned church NGC 2525 were added over time. The photos show the fading light of Supernova 2018gv.
Although Hubble did not record the initial explosion of the Supernova 2018 GV, it took frequent photos of the fading star for almost a year. Photos taken between 2018 and 2019 were compiled over time and shared online by NASA earlier this month. At its peak, the burst star was as bright as 5 billion suns.
In this sequence, the supernova appears as a burning star on the outer edge of the galaxy before being forgotten. Take a look at NASA’s time interval below:
Since its launch on YouTube, the Supernova 2018 GV has been viewed more than 4 million times. “Excellent,” wrote one person in the comments section. Another commented, “It’s good to think that maybe a star will die now, but we’ll see it in a million years.”
According to NASA, Hubble began observing the SN 2018 GV in February 2018, the first discovery by amateur astronomer Kochi Itagaki a few weeks before the supernova.
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