Scientists have shown what the “death” of a star looks like (photo)

The Hubble telescope took a picture of the remnants of a supernova.

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the aftermath of a cosmic cataclysm – the “death” of a star.

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The picture was published on the observatory website.

The image shows the torn apart remnants of a supernova – a gigantic explosion that marks the end of a dying star’s life. This object, known as DEM L249, is believed to have been created during the “death throes” of a white dwarf. Although white dwarfs are usually stable, they can slowly accumulate matter. The accumulation of matter continues until the white dwarf reaches a critical mass and undergoes a catastrophic explosion, throwing huge amounts of material into space in the process.

DEM L249 is reportedly located in the constellation Mensa in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way just 160,000 light-years from Earth.

Recall that earlier scientists discovered the brightest pulsar ever observed outside the Milky Way.

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