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Hubble's 4-year timelapse of the V838 Monocerotis stellar explosion gif

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Reminds me of this bit from Futurama:

when you do things right people wont be sure youve done anything at all gif Imgur Tumblr giphy Futurama stars galaxy

From the Reddit comments:

Apparently the radius of the nebula is about 16 arc-seconds (or was in April 2002), and it's 20,000 light-years away. So its radius is sin(16 arc-seconds) * 20,000 light-years = 89 light-years.

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