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Record-breaking supernova in the CANDELS Ultra Deep Survey (compass and scale)

Record-breaking supernova in the CANDELS Ultra Deep Survey (compass and scale)


Date: 04 April 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: SN UDS10Wil
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view looking long ago and far away at a supernova that exploded over 10 billion years ago – the most distant Type Ia supernova ever detected. The supernova's light is just arriving at Earth, having travelled more than 10 billion light-years (redshift 1.914) across space.

This image reveals the sky around the supernova, known as SN UDS10Wil, which is shown inset within its host galaxy.

 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Nov-2021 18:22 UT

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