39 Distant Supernovae

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.


NASA, ESA, and A. Riess (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:16 November 2006, 19:00
Size:1007 x 1610 px

About the Object

Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova

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