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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1306b
Type:Collage
Release date:4 April 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1306
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:SN UDS10Wil
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:z=1.914 (redshift)
Category:Stars

Image Formats

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289.6 KB

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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