Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae

These Hubble Space Telescope images pinpoint three distant supernovae, which exploded and died billions of years ago. Scientists are using these faraway light sources to estimate if the universe was expanding at a faster rate long ago and is now slowing down.

Credit:

Peter Garnavich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the High-z Supernova Search Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9802g
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 1998, 06:00
Size:167 x 167 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1997CK
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Constellation:Hercules

Image Formats

Large JPEG
28.5 KB
Screensize JPEG
211.8 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):16 53 0.23
Position (Dec):35° 3' 46.81"
Field of view:0.28 x 0.28 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 46.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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