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posted by FatPhil on Monday November 22, @05:17AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the outaspace! dept.

Submitted via IRC for aristarchus

The shredded remains of a stellar explosion glow bright red in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The vibrant cosmic ribbons of gas are the result of an explosion of a white dwarf star that reached the end of its life, also known as a Type 1a supernova. This supernova remnant, officially known as DEM L249, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which is a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way and among the closest galaxies to Earth.

Hubble snapped this new photo of DEM L249 while surveying the LMC in search of surviving stellar companions of white dwarf stars that had already exploded, according to a statement from NASA.

Source: https://www.space.com/hubble-telescope-white-dwarf-supernova-image


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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @06:05AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @06:05AM (#1198513)

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    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday November 22, @06:31AM (7 children)

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 22, @06:31AM (#1198519) Journal

      No, actually I think you are wrong. Aristarchus is the only genuine account in his stable of miscellaneous identities.

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      • (Score: 2, Informative) by aristarchus on Monday November 22, @08:28AM (4 children)

        by aristarchus (2645) on Monday November 22, @08:28AM (#1198531) Journal

        From my records, first aristarchus submission to be accepted since August 12. But let's stick to the science, people. White dwarf type 1-A, in the Large Magellanic Cloud? This is significant. Supernovae remnants are hard to find!

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @08:56AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @08:56AM (#1198534)

          I've blown better clouds out my ass.

          • (Score: 2, Informative) by aristarchus on Monday November 22, @08:58AM (2 children)

            by aristarchus (2645) on Monday November 22, @08:58AM (#1198536) Journal

            I am sure you have. But, define "better" in an astrophysical sense, if you will? You could compare the Veil Nebula, but it is much closer to us, though not as close as yours.

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            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @10:24AM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @10:24AM (#1198549)

              Congratulations on making a submission that actually fits into SN. Are you putting your recent insanity behind you? The meds are working?

              • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Tuesday November 23, @05:43AM

                by aristarchus (2645) on Tuesday November 23, @05:43AM (#1198816) Journal

                The insanity is not mine, it is the insanity of my opponents. They get angry, because they are not too smart. It's OK, I can handle it. But about this supernova remnant, you are aware that in order for a planet like ours to form, the proto-planetary disk that formed our Sol must have contained the products of earlier supernova explosions, to create elements more dense than iron. Like Gold, Bismuth, Uranium, and Unobtainium. So finding a remnant, in a orbital dwarf galaxy? Amazing.

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      • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Monday November 22, @10:23PM (1 child)

        by aristarchus (2645) on Monday November 22, @10:23PM (#1198713) Journal

        I would respond to your message, janrinok, if regular soylentils were allowed to do so. In short, yes, I am surprised. What is with the right-wing censorship on SoylentNews?

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        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday November 23, @08:50AM

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 23, @08:50AM (#1198840) Journal

          There is no right or left wing censorship on this site. We cover politics when the submission is relevant to our community and is on-topic. As was pointed out to you in https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=46113&page=1&cid=1198549#commentwrap [soylentnews.org] when you post on-topic your submissions stand as much chance as any of being selected - this story being an example of that.

          I indicated that your rejected submissions were all political submissions unsuitable for publication and most certainly not on-topic.

          Go and find a political discussion site or use your journal.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @06:23PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @06:23PM (#1198624)

    I would like to thank aristarchus for helping to inform us of the plight of white dwarfs. This is something the MSM seems to be suppressing.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @08:21PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22, @08:21PM (#1198664)

      what is this weird fascination with aristachus? is it some sort of inside joke?

      i get it that there's a few people here that lean far into their political spectrum and irritate the people far on the other side, but this is sort of weird.

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