The Case of the Disappering Star

Jun 22, 2017

These two Hubble Space Telescope images show the giant star N6946-BH1 before (left) and after it disappeared by collapsing into a black hole. The left image shows the star as it appeared in 2007. The right image shows the same region in 2015, with the star missing.
Credit NASA, ESA, and C. Kochanek (OSU)

On this episode of Our Island Universe: Scientist may have observed the first evidence of a failed supernova.

Read more about the discovery of this failed Supernova.

Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA.

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