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The Fieriest Star Explosion I've Ever Seen Is Not Even A Supernova

Image Cache: The star Wolf-Rayet WR124 disintegrates in the constellation Sagitta, 10,900 light years from Earth. The fiery explosive halo is made of “glowing gas globs each typically over 30 times more massive than the Earth being expelled by violent stellar winds.” And the incredible thing is that this is not even a supernova.


New Beautiful Photo Reveals The Violent Birth Of A Star

This photo of the birth of a star — newly captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — is so beautiful that it seems unreal, like a picture-perfect matte painting for a science-fiction movie. But there’s no fiction in here — it’s all science.


I Can't Believe This Hubble's Star Explosion Timelapse Video Is Real

I never imagined I was going to see something like this: A video of a star bursting in space, illuminating the interstellar dust around it at the speed of light. This is not a computer simulation. It’s an actual timelapse video taken over four years by the Hubble — and scientists don’t know its origin yet.


This Is The Starstuff You And Everything Else Are Made Of

This is a grain of interstellar dust. To get one of these, your best bet is to get into a spaceship for a couple of hundred years and get close enough to a red giant star, near its atmosphere. That’s where they’re formed and ejected into space. Or, like NASA, you can create a machine to make one from scratch — for the first time ever.


NASA Reveals The Mystery Of How Stars Explode

NASA has created the first ever map of radioactive material in a supernova remnant, revealing one of the biggest mysteries in the universe: How stars blow up in these explosions, sowing the universe with heavy elements like iron, titanium or gold.


Hubble Captures Spectacular Star Birth

Hubble has captured “a striking new image [of a] star in the process of forming within the Chamaeleon cloud [...] throwing off narrow streams of gas from its poles.” Looks like the wings of an angel or a scene from Star Trek, with the Enterprise about to enter the frame.


A Star 'Just' Went Supernova In A Nearby Galaxy

And with “just” I mean 11.4 million years ago, even while Steve Fossey just detected this bright and rare Type Ia supernova using a ‘modest telescope in an unlikely spot: foggy north London.’ Scientists say that it will be visible in the sky soon, as it brightens up. Here you can see the supernova appearing in the sky, in a before an after image of M82, the Cigar Galaxy.


This Star Is About To Explode

The Hubble space telescope has captured “a lidless purple eye, staring back at us through space” — a star 20,000 light-years away from us that is ready to explode at any time now, according to NASA.


Hubble Captures Christmas Tree Topper 200 Times Larger Than The Sun

I wish I could put the southern hemisphere superstar RS Puppis on top of my tree — if it weren’t 10 times more massive, 200 times larger, and 15,000 times brighter than the Sun. This “holiday wreath made of sparkling lights” captured by the Hubble Space Telescope is amazingly beautiful.


Is This The Last Thing The Human Race Will Ever See?

Astronomers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory have found something really strange for the very first time: a strange tridimensional spiral structure inside of a dying star, one that is just like our very own Sun. Is this the last thing that the human race will ever see?