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.

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

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Auðkenni:eso1733e
Tegund:Háskóli
Útgáfudagur:Okt 16, 2017, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1733
Stærð:1823 x 1317 px

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Nafn:NGC 4993
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Flokkur:Galaxies

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