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  WISE - Echoes of a Stellar Ending

WISE - Echoes of a Stellar Ending
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Uploader comment: Over 11,000 years ago, a massive, supergiant star came to the end of its life. The star's core collapsed to form an incredibly dense ball of neutrons, and its exterior was blasted away in an immense release of energy astronomers call a supernova.


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