More from Aleteia

Not Prepared to Donate?

Here are 5 ways you can still help Aleteia:

  1. Pray for our team and the success of our mission
  2. Talk about Aleteia in your parish
  3. Share Aleteia content with friends and family
  4. Turn off your ad blockers when you visit
  5. Subscribe to our free newsletter and read us daily
Thank you!
Team Aleteia

Subscribe

Aleteia

Have you seen this intergalactic light show from 130 million years ago? (VIDEO)

Stars in Space
Share

Just recently it finally became visible from earth ...

“One hundred thirty million years ago, while dinosaurs still walked the earth, a pair of dead stars collided …” So begins the intergalactic tale.

One of the New York Times most viewed videos of the year gives us the chance to see the effects of this kilonova explosion, 130 million years in the making. The “greatest fireworks show in the universe” is finally detectable from earth.

Take a look:

Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]
Readers like you contribute to Aleteia's Mission.

Since our inception in 2012, Aleteia’s readership has grown rapidly worldwide. Our team is committed to a mission of providing articles that enrich, inspire and inform a Catholic life. That's why we want our articles to be freely accessible to everyone, but we need your help to do that. Quality journalism has a cost (more than selling ads on Aleteia can cover). That's why readers like you make a major difference by donating as little as $3 a month.