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10 Incredible Images From NASA's Supernova Sunday

Who needs football? The real stars were blazing up in space.

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Are you ready for some mass ejection? A Sunday night party!

It’s our 2nd annual #SupernovaSunday! Let’s kick off w/ some crab nebula: http://t.co/xg3Frr4H01 #SuperBowl #SB49

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It’s our 2nd annual #SupernovaSunday! Let’s kick off w/ some crab nebula: http://t.co/xg3Frr4H01 #SuperBowl #SB49

6:31 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Two of the universe's top nebulae battled for interstellar glory.

Who are you rooting for this #SupernovaSunday? If @Seahawks, RT this nebula with their team colors. #SuperBowl #SB49

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Who are you rooting for this #SupernovaSunday? If @Seahawks, RT this nebula with their team colors. #SuperBowl #SB49

6:47 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who are you rooting for this #SupernovaSunday? If @Patriots, RT this nebula with their team colors. #SuperBowl #SB49

NASA@NASAFollow

Who are you rooting for this #SupernovaSunday? If @Patriots, RT this nebula with their team colors. #SuperBowl #SB49

6:48 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some went wild for the hot draft pick. We love you Eta Carinae!

This superstar expected to supernova in the 'near future.' http://t.co/pEKFdTfjI2 #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

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This superstar expected to supernova in the 'near future.' http://t.co/pEKFdTfjI2 #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

7:27 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Though he faced some tabloid fodder this season, the rookie was given a chance to shine on Sunday night, and did not disappoint.

This #SupernovaSunday, explore a youthful 'star wreck' from our galaxy: http://t.co/WyguA2YpB6 #superbowl #sb49

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This #SupernovaSunday, explore a youthful 'star wreck' from our galaxy: http://t.co/WyguA2YpB6 #superbowl #sb49

8:02 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The halftime show was out of this world. "We see your Katy Perry and raise you a real shooting star."

A shooting star halftime show? See a real shooting star from @Space_Station: http://t.co/7celGCqXC4 #SB49 #SuperBowl

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A shooting star halftime show? See a real shooting star from @Space_Station: http://t.co/7celGCqXC4 #SB49 #SuperBowl

8:28 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who would rise above the rest?

'Horse head' of nebula is part of a larger cloud of dust: http://t.co/9BF76SAnQ2 #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

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'Horse head' of nebula is part of a larger cloud of dust: http://t.co/9BF76SAnQ2 #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

8:55 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who would be green with envy?

How will the big game end? Echoes of a stellar ending on #SupernovaSunday: http://t.co/lZMeprVG51 #superbowl #sb49

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How will the big game end? Echoes of a stellar ending on #SupernovaSunday: http://t.co/lZMeprVG51 #superbowl #sb49

9:15 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The universe held its collective breath.

Meanwhile, 20K light years away, a supernova w/ a lot of O2: http://t.co/E4ShvrKqkh #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

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Meanwhile, 20K light years away, a supernova w/ a lot of O2: http://t.co/E4ShvrKqkh #superbowl #supernovasunday #sb49

9:42 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Until the night reached its dramatic conclusion, and the crowd pulsed with energy.

Game's over & so is #SupernovaSunday. We hope you enjoyed it! Crab Nebula: http://t.co/6laC4eiy4Y #SuperBowl #SB49

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Game's over & so is #SupernovaSunday. We hope you enjoyed it! Crab Nebula: http://t.co/6laC4eiy4Y #SuperBowl #SB49

10:07 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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