A Story of 1800 Exploding Stars

The Subaru Telescope recorded 1,800 supernova events throughout the Universe in a new study, demonstrating the unparalleled capabilities of this unique telescope. Between 2016 and 2017, astronomers using the observatory imaged fields of stars over a period of four to six months, allowing them to see stars flare up during explosive eruptions.

When supernova explode, they can outshine billions of stars in their home galaxies before fading away.

Supernova explosions can outshine entire galaxies for months. Public domain image

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