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NASA: Going Supernova

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jan 14, 2011.

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    While searching the skies for black holes using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers discovered a giant supernova that was smothered in its own dust. In this artist's rendering, an outer shell of gas and dust -- which erupted from the star hundreds of years ago -- obscures the supernova within. This event in a distant galaxy hints at one possible future for the brightest star system in our own Milky Way. Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
     

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