Credit: Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California
In March 1996, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 just happened to be pointed at the faraway galaxy cluster MS1054-0321 when it captured the light from an exploding star, called supernova 1996cl. The cluster is 8 billion light-years from Earth.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9826b/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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