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(Descrier)   The best photos of a supernova exploding over a four-year time frame you'll see before lunchtime   (descrier.co.uk) divider line 13
    More: Cool, light-years away, Hubble Space Telescope, star exploding, European Space Agency, stars, brightness  
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2014-06-16 02:38:36 PM
It's not actually a supernova, but pretty cool nonetheless.
 
2014-06-16 03:14:36 PM
the day the universe came
 
2014-06-16 03:26:47 PM
Joke's on you subby.  I already ate lunch!
 
2014-06-16 03:43:38 PM
20k light years away? Talk about old news.
 
2014-06-16 04:02:23 PM
Better article from the BA here.
 
2014-06-16 04:05:15 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: Better article from the BA here.

FROM THE BAD ASTRONOMER: "First, despite appearances, the cloud itself is not changing in these images! It's actually fairly static, with movement far too small to notice on this timescale. What you're seeing is actually a pulse of light from the outburst moving through the cloud, illuminating it."


Well that makes it about 10X more awesome.
 
2014-06-16 04:28:42 PM
Meh, that happened years ago.
 
2014-06-16 04:48:04 PM

Donnchadha: It's not actually a supernova, but pretty cool nonetheless.




No champagne

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2014-06-16 06:04:58 PM
Came in to mention the light echo, saw it was already covered.
 
2014-06-16 07:38:46 PM
If it's four years until lunch, I'm gonna have to bring some snacks.
 
2014-06-16 07:40:08 PM
My god, it's less full of stars
 
2014-06-16 10:48:33 PM
Is the Hubble purposely outfitted with a four-point star lens filter?
 
2014-06-17 12:41:02 AM
Star=Blown
 
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