Video By NASA Of Galaxy NGC 2525 Stuns Netizens
Netizens Are Stunned By The Supernova Timelapse Video: NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a supernova’s unusual, quick, fading celebrity status.
Like the one that has occurred in the Sun for several billion years, NASA posted a time-lapse video of the self-detonation of a star. It portrays a stellar blast fading into oblivion in a new article on its official Twitter account.
“Somewhere in our vast universe, a star explodes every second,”
NASA wrote in the caption of the mesmeric footage. Adding that it was Hubble’s compilation of the supernova in the galaxy NGC 2525.
NASA assembled the snapshots taken by the Hubble of the NGC 2525 galaxy. It is located 70 million light-years away in the southern constellation Puppis in the iconic footage.
“It was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1791 as a spiral nebula, around half the diameter of our Milky Way,” NASA explained in a statement.
No Fireworks Can Compete With Its Light
The video reveals that NASA compiled a time-lapse series for one year of the consecutive images. The Hubble gathered the images from 2018 to 2019.
“At its peak, the exploding star was as bright as 5 billion Suns,” NASA wrote.
The legendary supernova, which outshines the brightest stars in the galaxy, was first found on the outer edge of the galaxy. An amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki found it in mid-January, according to NASA.
“No Earthly fireworks display can compete with this supernova, captured in its fading glory by the Hubble Space Telescope,”
Said Nobel laureate Adam Riess, of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
The supernova originated from a burned-out star, a white dwarf is a small binary system, which ignites nuclear fusion and blasts fireballs.
“Because supernovae of this type all peak at the same brightness, they are known as “standard candles,” NASA said.
Netizens could not take their eyes off as they watch the star with flickering multi-colours.
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