Supernova Explosion

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Duration: 19 seconds

This animation of a supernova explosion demonstrates what happens when a massive star explodes and creates a shell of hot gas that glows brightly in X-rays. These X-rays reveal the dynamics of the explosion.

Animated Answers, SD Video, Stars, Supernovae


NASA and A. Hobart (CXO)

Publication: October 6, 2004

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