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Wow! Video of an Exploding Star through the Hubble Telescope

If you’re going to do timelapse photography, you might as well use the best instrument available and chose an interesting subject. How about observing an exploding star through the Hubble Space Telescope over a four year period?

With thanks to RedShark News and Peta Pixel once more for pointing it out to us. Watch Hubble: Timelapse of V838 Monocerotis (2002-2006) [1080p] below.

This particular video morphs images take by Hubble of the unusual variable red star V838 Monocerotis over a four year period following an eruption in 2002 which saw it temporarily increase in brightness to become 600,000 times more luminous than the Sun (and a maximum visual magnitude of 6.75).

The result is a ‘light echo’ that illuminates the interstellar dust clouds surrounding Continue reading Wow! Video of an Exploding Star through the Hubble Telescope