Stars merge and go supernova

An excerpt from the Planetarium Show "The Hot and Energetic Universe".

A supernova is an astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion. This causes the sudden appearance of a "new" bright star, before slowly fading from sight over several weeks or months.


ESO/L. Calçada, Th. Matsopoulos

About the Video

Release date:6 April 2017, 12:32
Duration:44 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova


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