Mosaic of VISTA images of NGC 4993 showing changing kilonova

This mosaic shows how the kilonova in NGC 4993 brightened, became much redder in colour and then faded in the weeks after it exploded on 17 August 2017. These images were obtained using the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/N.R. Tanvir, A.J. Levan and the VIN-ROUGE collaboration

About the Image

Id:eso1733e
Type:Collage
Release date:16 October 2017, 16:00
Related releases:eso1733
Size:1823 x 1317 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4993
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Category:Galaxies

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