Watch … the Hubble Space Telescope captures amazing images from space


The Hubble Space Telescope has served the knowledge of an amazing set of eyes on the universe for more than 30 years, looking into the past and witnessing the life cycle of stars and galaxies.

Given the vastness and wealth of the universe from countless stars, Hubble has captured its share of supernova images, and it is estimated that stars explode at a rate of about one per second across the universe.

In February 2018, Hubble began monitoring a supernova that was discovered a few weeks ago by amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki, a supernova called SN 2018gv, seen in a spiral galaxy 70 million light-years away.

This means that the light emitted from this event took 70 million years to reach us, so we are actually seeing a supernova from the distant past.

The supernova emitted as much energy in days as our sun does over several billion years, or radiation from 5 billion suns, and the light of the explosion was brighter than the light of the host galaxy and more.

The stars shine brightly in the galaxy.

This happened after a white dwarf or dead star had pulled material away from its companion star. This caused the gas surge that served as the ignition of a thermonuclear explosion and effectively transformed the white dwarf into an atomic bomb.

Then, astronomers watched the supernova fade into nothingness over the course of nearly a year. Hubble released a new time-lapse video on Thursday compressing this in a few seconds.

Nobel Prize winner Adam Rees said in a statement: “No terrestrial fireworks display can compete with this supernova captured in its fading glory by the Hubble Space Telescope.”


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