Ground-Based Image of Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526

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.



About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:25 May 1999, 17:00
Size:632 x 501 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4526, SN 1994D
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:50 million light years

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