Credit: ESA/Hubble, Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Astronomers used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), carried out by a 2.5-metre wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, USA, to look for supernovae. The explosion named iPTF16geu can be seen left of the centre of the image as a tiny red dot.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1710e/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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