A Star’s Remains Reveal Its Dying Moments

A Star’s Remains Reveal Its Dying Moments

Recording date: 01/03/2014
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Dead men tell no tales, but dead stars have plenty to say. Traces of elements left behind after stars explode can inform astronomers about how the star was ripped apart. NuSTAR, the first telescope capable of detecting high-energy X-ray signatures of radioactive elements in supernova remnants, recently captured a picture of a dying star’s last gasp.

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