This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Computer artwork of a supernova explosion

Computer artwork of a supernova explosion

R730/0049

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Supernova. Computer artwork of a galaxy which has a star exploding as a supernova. The supernova is centred on the eight 'diffraction spikes' which occur when part of an image is overexposed. A sup- ernova occurs when a star of more than a few solar masses runs out of nuclear 'fuel' in its core. The star rapidly collapses under gravity, temporarily creating enough energy to make the star explode. A supernova can shine brighter than an entire galaxy before fading over time. In the supernova explos- ion, some of the outer gas shell of the star is blown out into space along with some heavy elem- ents from the core. The core will collapse furth- er, possibly forming a neutron star or black hole.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}