Multiply Lensed Supernova Einstein Cross

March 8, 2015 8:00 PM

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A supernova is a celestial phenomenon in which a star explodes. The explosion results in extremely bright particles that emit immense amounts of energy.

Billions of light-years away scientists have identified an exploding star. What enabled them to see it was the alignment of a galaxy that acted like a split-screen. The galaxy is projecting the enlarged image of the star four times onto the sky. This celestial mirage is called Einstein Cross. Moreo...

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