Outstanding Time-Lapse of a Stellar Explosion From Hubble

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In January 2002, astronomers discovered a massive explosion coming from V838 Monocerotis. They initially thought they were witnessing a supernova, but after the initial flash of light began to dim (as expected), it began to brighten again in infrared wavelengths at the beginning of March. After that brightening faded, another one happened in April. While […]

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Hubble Reveals Farthest Star Explosion Yet

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Astronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a supernova that could help scientists better understand the nature of the universe. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists recently caught sight of Supernova UDS10Wil (nicknamed SN Wilson) which exploded more than 10 billion years ago. It took more than 10 billion years […]

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Hubble Will Help Scientists Decide Next Stop For Pluto-Bound Probe

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An artist’s concept of the New Horizons space probe at Pluto. Image: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute A NASA spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is more than a year away, but researchers are already thinking about where the probe will go next. Scientists will use the space agency’s Hubble Space Telescope to […]

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