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The hubble telescope took an amazing picture of the supernova that is the brightest in this galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope got a peak at one of the most awesome light shows in the universe, catching a supernova that outshone every star in its galaxy. It observed the exploding star over the course of a year, watching it burn with the radiance of 5 billion suns before gradually dwindling away. The event provides a rare time-lapse of a supernova and will help astronomers more accurately measure the distances to far-flung galaxies.

Known as SN2018gv, the supernova was first spotted in mid-January of 2018 at the edge of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 2525, about 70 million light years from Earth. It’s a Type Ia supernova, meaning it originates from a binary white dwarf star that’s sucking in matter from its companion star.

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