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(Video) Hubble – A Star Explodes On Camera

Hubble photography is great, especially timelapse

It all started in 2002 when the Hubble telescope trained on an area of the sky where the star V838 Monocerotis was located.

Over a 4 year period, Hubble continued to take still shots of the same area.  When put together they make a remarkable video of an exploding star that only time-lapse photography can provide.

The original video is at if you want to watch it there, but blogger “Our Universe Visualized” put it on YouTube and provided some commentary that is well worth reading.

This is not a new video, but it is still fascinating to watch …

Cover Photo: Morphing eight images of the star V838 Monocerotis taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. Credit:  ESA/Hubble