Hubble Space Telescope puts exploding star in plural fixed




Hubble speak out again. Scientists are using the space telescope managed to shoot pictures of a supernova. While exploding stars have been observed previously, is to see it four times in a single image.

The conscious image where the supernova total of four times shows is published on the website of NASA. The space agency shows an image in which a cluster of galaxies, named MACS J1149.6 + 2223, can be seen, one of which has to do with an exploding star. On magnification it can be seen that the supernova, which is “behind” the galaxy is, several times is recorded.

That the supernova on the image four times to see has to do with the galaxy is on the forefront: that acts as a so-called gravitational lens. The gravity bending exercises the galaxy light and therefore can reach the observer in several ways. According to scientists, it is even likely that the light from the supernova in a few years the earth reaches back through the lens effect.

Astronomers have calculated that the supernova 9.3 billion light years from the earth stands. That also means that the explosion has already occurred 9.3 billion years ago. The galaxy in the foreground, like the other galaxies in the cluster, it is ‘only’ 5 billion light years away.

The image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Which is responsible for many beautiful pictures of galaxies and other objects in the universe.



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