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chiphappened t1_ivtyw2p wrote

These images shown were taken 2011 - 2016? Does it take this long to *parse the data? Great vid btw


raidriar889 t1_ivuaqts wrote

I think you mean parse. But the reason the paper was only published today is because nobody noticed the supernova back then. The team went back and was looking for gravitationally lensed transient events in archival HST images, and happened to find this supernova.


thatredditdude101 t1_ivubbhe wrote

kind of reminds of the original Voyager data/images that were sent back of IO. It wasn’t until much later (late 80s?) that processing technology had improved and when scientists re-examined the IO data that they realized they had actually captured active volcanic eruptions. They could see the plumes from the volcanos.


zeeblecroid t1_ivvipra wrote

Hubble has produced a lot of data for researchers to parse. If it vanished tomorrow this year's stuff alone would probably be able to keep astronomers going for years.


chiphappened t1_ivuxrb7 wrote

If the JWT is the Ferrari of space telescopes? Hubble is the ‘66 Corvette


BaleriontbdIV t1_ivulypl wrote

“In all your travels, have you ever seen a star go supernova? ...

I have. I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe. Other stars, other planets and eventually other life. A supernova! Creation itself! I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment. And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe? With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull! With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum. With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air. ...

I don't want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to - I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can't even express these things properly because I have to - I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I'm a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I'm trapped in this absurd body! And why? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!”


realcarlo33 t1_ivvhydr wrote

Wow. Using gravitational lensing to view an event that happened 11 billion years ago. It’s like the universe is providing us with its own telescope!


JimsonDoob t1_ivx3q0g wrote

I saw someone once that looked like a super nova.. looked like a star which expanded about 10 times it's size then disappeared.. kinda looked like this.


M0urnfulCriesD00m t1_ivzpjsa wrote

Wow star! I know you're angry but there's no reason to blow up at us


rockmancuso t1_iw0qhon wrote

Watching an event that occurred 11 billion years ago...I guess time machines really do exist.