Look: Telescope captures the ghostly view of a nearby dying star

Portrait of the Vela supernova remnant, categorized by long streaking tendrils of dust and bright st...
ESO/VPHAS+ team. Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Around 11,000 years ago, humans began shifting from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to form the first agricultural societies at the dawn of the Neolithic Period.

It was also around that time when a massive star exploded deep in space.

The star was located just 800 light years from Earth and would have burst apart in a blinding supernova.

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