Distant Supernova 1 - After Outburst

Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months. During this short interval a supernova can radiate as much energy as the Sun is expected to emit over its entire life span.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and A. Riess (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0412e
Type:Observation
Release date:20 February 2004, 18:00
Size:200 x 200 px

About the Object

Name:Distant supernovae
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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