LOOK: NASA Captured a Supernova from 7,000 Light Years Away

Like a red ribbon lost in time and space…

Photo from NASA

A thousand years ago, a huge exploding star lit up the sky like a second sun. It was named the SN 1006 because it was first observed in 1006 A.D, and it radiated with brightness so intensely that it even outshone the daylight.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement, “This twisted filament corresponds with where the blast is sweeping through surrounding gas. The diameter of this supernova is nearly 60 light-years, and is still expanding at a speed of about 6 million miles per hour (about 9.6 million kilometers per hour).”

The red ribbon is the aftermath of the exploding star crashing into its surrounding gas. Even though a long time has passed, SN 1006’s impact keeps growing and its shockwave is zooming through space at a crazy speed.

Photo from NASA

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, we get to see the ever-changing beauty of the universe. The remains of SN 1006 are a mystery that makes us want to know more secrets of what goes beyond our stars and Earth.

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Lenie Lañojan
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