Hubble Space Telescope Visible-Light Data of Kepler's Supernova Remnant

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, R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0429e
Type:Observation
Release date:6 October 2004, 18:00
Size:750 x 750 px

About the Object

Name:Kepler's SN
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
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Distance:13000 light years

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