Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky exploding star – Over 75 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) lies NGC 4981 a spiral galaxy with a rather explosive past. NGC 4981 was discovered on 17 April 1784 by William Herschel, and subsequently documented in John Dreyer’s New General Catalogue. Over a century […]

Stars fleeing a cosmic crash | ESA/Hubble & NASA

Stars fleeing a cosmic crash Astronomical pictures sometimes deceive us with tricks of perspective. Right in the centre of this image, two spiral galaxies appear to be suffering a spectacular collision, with a host of stars appearing to flee the scene of the crash in a chaotic stampede. However, this is just a trick of perspective. It is […]

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