Sunday, June 15, 2014

SPACE: Time Lapse of an Exploding Star... Amazing! (video)

We've all seen fictional space explosions produced in sic-fi movies all the time...
Below is an actual time lapse video from 2002 of a massive star (V838 Monocerotis) going Supernova. Very. Very. Cool...!! 

Nothing like this has ever been observed before, making it hard to rule out many of the possible explanations. There are five hypotheses put forward in the literature about what is causing the event, and they really don't have much in common. 
Check out the five hypotheses at the link below... 

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