Picked up this afternoon by the Feelgood Far Array, the relatively newly-discovered Heart Nebula appears to have vanished completely from the region of space it was occupying.
The deep space array telescope detected a fluctuation in light radiating from the centre of the nebula at around 14:30hours today (Saturday)
Three of the four radio-telescopic cameras went on the blink for an hour or so after snapping the event, with only one capturing the before image (above) the during image (below), and the after image (below that)
The final image, dark and almost empty, holds at least one clue. Scientists think (they can’t be sure) that at the centre of the sector is a strange pulsating vortex, the like of which they feel they have seen before… but can’t quite be sure where…
Obviously, further details on this story will appear as and when they come to light.