A Short History of the Universe, by JosephSilk, W. H. Freeman

August 18, 1995

(Photograph) - A supernova, the violent outburst caused by the gravitational collapse of a massive star, erupts in July 1987 near the Tarantula nebula. Taken from A Short History of the Universe, by Joseph Silk, W. H. Freeman, £19.95

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