Camelopardis Star’s Explosion Caught by Hubble (Photo)

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Hubble Space Telescope managed to capture an unique photo, that of a star exploding. The impressive image that can be seen in this article below, had many compare it with the way an eye looks like. And in case you want to know, the star you’re looking at was Camelopardis and this was its last “breath”.

So let’s explain what happens in this image where Camelopardis can be seen – once every a few thousand years, the star emanates helium which spreads in circles around the core of the star. Because of the low gravity and the overall low mass of Camelopardis (it has more carbon than oxygen – which is a rare phenomena) almost half of the mass of this star is blown away into space by the strong star winds.

Now here is the image of the Camelopardis star, caught up by the Hubble Space Telescope:

A pretty impressive sight, right?

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