Hubble telescope captures images of star explosion

Last Updated: Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:48

Washington: Hubble Space Telescope has been able to capture a star explosion, forming supernova SN 2013ek, in spiral galaxy NGC 6984.

The supernova is visible in this image as a prominent, star-like bright object just slightly above and to the right of the galaxy`s center.

SN 2013ek is a Type Ib supernova, which is caused by the core collapse of massive stars that have shed - or lost - their outer layers of hydrogen.

Type Ic supernova e are thought to have lost more of their outer envelope than Type Ib, including a layer of helium.


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First Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:47

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