Collapsing star produces one of the most fantastic explosions ever seen

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

Claims it was seen but only gives artist interpretations….


Is it visible with the naked eye? Maybe with a 4.5” telescope


In case anyone’s wondering to what extent this is really in our cosmic “back yard”: at a billion light years away, there are over 30 million galaxies that are closer to us than the galaxy where this event occurred.


I was so hoping for an actual picture and animation, not CGI whimsy.