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Supernova 1996cl in Distant Cluster

Supernova 1996cl in Distant Cluster

Depicts: SN 1996cl, MS1054-0321
Copyright: Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California

In March 1996, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 just happened to be pointed at the faraway galaxy cluster MS1054-0321 when it captured the light from an exploding star, called supernova 1996cl. The cluster is 8 billion light-years from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Nov-2023 23:05 UT

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