Watch A Star Explode, Live, Right Here, Right Now

Seems like whenever a star is discovered, it's just a countdown until the inevitable crash and burn. It happened to Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin, and tonight it's happening to the just-spotted star Nova Del 2013.

Located yesterday by an amateur astronomer, the erupting white dwarf is getting brighter and hotter as it heads for a violent nova explosion, and Slooh Space Camera is livestreaming the whole stellar meltdown.

Watch this bright star burn out starting at 7PM Eastern (9am AEST). [Slooh Space Camera via National Geographic]


Comments

    So where's the live stream? This is just a youtube video.

    Hell of a slow explosion. I was expecting something like an atomic explosion........BOOM, and it's all over. This is like watching grass grow.

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