Eye on the Sky: Supernova Preview

April 4, 2012 at 11:30 am | Posted in Eye on the Sky, Science News | Leave a comment
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Hubble Telescope image of Eta Carinae in ultraviolet and visible light taken by the High Resolution Channel Advanced Camera for Surveys.
This is what’s known as a supernova imposter event because it appears similar but the star hasn’t actually been destroyed.  The Eta Carinae systen is one of the closest to Earth so expect the supernova to be very bright when it does happen.  But since we’re talking about events in a galactic time frame, you probably won’t be alive to see it.

Via: NASA

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot

 

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