Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
In 2005 a supernova exploded in the galaxy M 51, which is also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. The type II supernova occured in the inner spiral arm of the galaxy ans was observed by German amateur astronomers. This picture taken by Hubble shows a closeup view of the supernova, which is visible in the center.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0521d/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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