The Ayah: 'Then when the heaven is rent asunder, and it becomes rosy or red like red-oil, or red hide'

Q: Attached to my letter is an image of a star that exploded in space three thousand light-years ago. As you see, the shape of the explosion looks like a red flower. The following Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) are thus written behind the image: Then when the heaven is rent asunder, and it becomes rosy or red like red-oil, or red hide - [See V.70:8] Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny? The English translation of these Ayahs includes the following commentary: "Now we are in the year 2000 A. D. And the Qur'an told of this one thousand and four hundred years ago according to the Muslim calendar. This image was taken by NASA Hubble Space Observatory through the Nebula Telescope. The image is of a star that exploded three thousand light-years ago. It would be better to call it 'Red-oil Rose' as Allah (Glorified be He) names it in Surah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-Rahman." (Part No. 3; Page No. 178) Could you please give me the correct Tafsir (explanation) of the Ayahs mentioned above? It may be worth mentioning that this image was used in a lecture that was given in English by one Da`y (caller to Islam) who displayed it while explaining to Muslims and non-Muslims the miraculous aspects of the Qur'an regarding this matter. The lecture was given to the communities of Al-Khubar in the eastern region. May Allah reward you with the best.

A: Such a comment is tantamount to saying about Allah that which a person does not know and giving the Holy Qur'an a wrong Tafsir. This is because the Ayahs in question refer to the splitting of the sky in the Last Hour. They do not refer to changes in stars and or falling of meteors. And Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.