16th May 2007 - 11:21 AM
Look at that artists impression. Does it look anything like the two satelite images? NO! I suppose it is an artists impression, so they can draw whatever they see in their imagination.
16th May 2007 - 05:17 PM
At 240,000,000 light years away all any telescope is going to see is a blob of light. I don't know whose idea the illustration was but it's a pretty generic idea of a space explosion by someone who knows hardly anything of astronomy.
I trust that the reddish stuff on either side is coloured gases and elements and not two halves of the star being blown apart which is what it looks like.