NASA has revealed the very first accurate footage of explosion of a star. The explosion of a star which is about 1.2 billion light years away from the Earth lasted for only twenty minutes.
The explosion called “shock breakout” has been recorded with the Kepler telescope for the first time in astronomy’s history. The team who captured this explosion was dedicated to search for supernovae, analyzing about 50 trillion stars.
The exploding star captured by Kepler was 500 times larger than the Sun.
At the end of a stars lifetime a supernova explosion occurs and it lasts for about two weeks. During that time star’s brightness increases dramatically.
The ‘footage’ you can see in this video is the accurate reconstruction of the explosion based on data from Kepler telescope.