Record-breaking supernova in the CANDELS Ultra Deep Survey (compass and scale)
This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view looking long ago and far away at a supernova that exploded over 10 billion years ago — the most distant Type Ia supernova ever detected. The supernova’s light is just arriving at Earth, having travelled more than 10 billion light-years (redshift 1.914) across space.
This image reveals the sky around the supernova, known as SN UDS10Wil, which is shown inset within its host galaxy.
About the Image
|Release date:||4 April 2013, 16:00|
|Size:||3000 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.25 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.6 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|