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