GOODS Supernovae

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.

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ACS

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0620j
Type:Collage
Release date:10 May 2006, 19:00
Size:2400 x 2400 px

About the Object

Type:• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova

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