The surviving companion of a star that went supernova 17 years ago from Earth’s perspective shines in a new view from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

And the blowup may have been that companion’s fault.

The star explosion, a supernova called SN 2001ig, occurred 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, which is located in the southern constellation Grus, the Crane.

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