Farthest Supernova Ever - SN 1997ff

This image shows the supernova itself, distinguished by the white dot in the center. Although this stellar explosion is among the brightest beacons in the universe, it could not be seen directly in the Hubble images. The stellar blast is so distant from Earth that its light is buried in the glow of its host galaxy.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, Adam Riess ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0109d
Type:Observation
Release date:2 April 2001, 19:00
Size:342 x 342 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1997FF
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Stars Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=1.7 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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