Imagine the Universe!


This video starts with the center of a dying star shown as a big blue ball of gas. When the star implodes it becomes smaller and then collapses. After collapsing, it emits a gamma-ray burst that is seen across the Universe. This is shown as a giant explosion, with jets coming from the center of the collapsed star.

Imagine the Universe is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Imagine Team
Acting Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
All material on this site has been created and updated between 1997-2012.

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