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A virtual journey into one of the spiral arms of the grand spiral Messier 81 (imaged with the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma) reveals the superb razor-sharp imaging power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Hubble?s WFPC2 instrument). The close-up (with Hubble?s ACS) is centred on the newly discovered companion star to Supernova 1993J that itself is no longer visible. The quarter-circle around the supernova companion is a so-called light echo originating from sheets of dust in the galaxy reflecting light from the original supernova explosion.

Credit:

ESA and Justyn R. Maund (University of Cambridge)

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Release date:7 January 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0401
Duration:15s

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