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Hubble Telescope captures supernova 5 billion times brighter than the sun – Happy Mag

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured the explosion and disappearance of a star 70 million light years away in an epic time lapse.



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Space lovers, you’ll want your glasses cleaned for this one. A program at the Hubble Space Telescope has captured “nature’s own atomic bomb” in a time lapse spanning a whole year.
The time lapse was put together as part of a program by NASA and the European Space Agency measuring the expansion rate of our universe. While supernovas occur at a rate of roughly one per second, it is extremely rare to capture footage of stars visibly dying. Who needs that kind of morbid reality check, anyway?

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