Stardust

Think of it: a star 100 times larger than our sun, and scientists watched it before, during, and after its explosion! SN 1987a has been the most fantastic cosmic phenomena (in terms of supernovas exploding) in 400 years!  What will God think of next?

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At center is the ongoing three-ring circus of the Supernova 1987A remnant, as recently imaged by Hubble. The two bright stars superposed on it are unrelated foreground or background objects. NASA / ESA / R. Kirshner / P. Challis

Read my haiku “Stardust,” and learn more about this extraordinary supernova below. Continue reading

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