Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Stellar Explosion

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three-dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star. The original blast was not only powerful, according to the new results. It was also more concentrated in one particular direction. This is a strong indication that the supernova must have been very turbulent, supporting the most recent computer models.


That is a fabulous image, but I love "Very Large Telescope" for a name. It might lack poetry, but it does do exactly what it says on the tin.


  1. Wow, very cool! This inspires my sci fi writing.

  2. Great! Inspiring people is exactly what it's supposed to do.