MAR 07, 2015 6:31 AM PST

Hubble sends back quadruple image of exploding star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens captured surprising multiple images of the same exploded ancient star, research published on Thursday shows.
Dramatic images of an exploding star
The four images captured by Hubble were caused by light taking different paths around a massive galaxy cluster located between the exploded star and the Earth-orbiting telescope.

Source: Reuters
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