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December 12, 2011

Star Explosion Leaves Behind a Rose

About 3,700 years ago, people on Earth would have seen a brand-new bright star in the sky. It slowly dimmed out of sight and was eventually forgotten, until modern astronomers later found its remains, called Puppis A. In this new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), Puppis A looks less like the remains of a supernova explosion and more like a red rose.


Posted by annaeb at December 12, 2011 12:51 PM


This would have been really cool to see. I hope that another event like this happens so that we can see it.

Posted by: nzingas at December 12, 2011 01:01 PM

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