"Stars are spherical balls of gas, and so you might think that when they end their lives and explode, that explosion would look like a uniform ball expanding out with great power," said Fiona Harrison, the principal investigator of NuSTAR at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. "Our new results show how the explosion's heart, or engine, is distorted, possibly because the inner regions literally slosh around before detonating."

This is a video of that sloshing...

Without this explosion we would not be here. As the physicist Lawrence Krauss put it: Forget Jesus, the stars died so you could be here today.