Hubble catches star exploding

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    just beautiful. i wish they'd post some high res ones for use as wallpaper...
    what an amazing place the universe is. something happens every week that reminds us how small we are and just how little we actually know.

    BTW, welcome back, medea!
     
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    -dukestreet

    Thank you for posting that.

    Refreshingly different from the endless politial discussions.
     
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    Wow that is neat.

    Though it probably happened like 20,000 years ago. :p
    Silly light reaching earth time... :D
     
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    Well, if the world continues like this we may end up just like that!

    Very nite btw.
     
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    Yes it puts us in our place, or it does for me at least.
    And thank you.
     
  9. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Not clear this is "explosion", per se...

    Very cool, but read the article that accompanies it. They call it a "mysterious outburst", as it doesn't quite fit either a supernova or even an ordinary nova. They're still trying to suss it out.

    Very interesting. Thank you for posting this.

    Chris
     
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    We have no idea why it happened. To me, that's one of the greatest things in the world. We think we have everything pretty well explained by math, science and physics... then, wammo! Something new to explain.

    I love space exploration.

    Dan
     
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    damn, that's one hell of a long song, been playing for hours ;)



    amazing. i love stuff like this. kinda makes me sad at the same time though, with what we're doing to our planet.
    as someone posted in the Quotes thread "We do not inherit the land from our ancestors... We borrow it from our children"

    sorry to put a downer on a nice thread :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Glad you all like it - if I can find the original images in hires, I'll do one in flash and not have to worry about the gif quality.

    Yeah, i realize its not a know phenomina, but explosion really was the best description.

    They did have one higher res image....

    D
     

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