Astronomers can actually watch reruns of a real supernova. Albert Einstein’s the one who figured it out and explained it. After all this time he’s still making a difference.
The Hubble Space Telescope is also still making a big difference.
This is nuts. Amazing. Watch the video to get a full explanation, as I won’t regurgitate the article here. This sort of peek into science fascinates me and makes me respect the brilliance of scientists figuring out truths decades or more before theories could be verified.
…astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics.
read the original article via Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns – NYTimes.com.
Don’t miss watching the video below: