15 Distant 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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NASA, ESA, and A. Riess (STScI)

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Id:opo0652d
Type:Collage
Release date:16 November 2006, 19:00
Size:1010 x 603 px

About the Object

Name:Supernovae
Type:• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova

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