Spiral galaxy NGC 2403, optical image

Spiral galaxy NGC 2403, optical image

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Caption: Spiral galaxy NGC 2403, combined optical image. NGC 2403 lies about 12 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Camelopardalis. The galaxy consists of a central nucleus surrounded by spiral arms. It also hosts a supernova that was discovered in 2004 (orange star directly left of the galaxy's nucleus). A supernova is the explosive death of a massive star and this one is the closest to Earth that had been recorded in over a decade. As the light emission pattern from supernovae is well understood, study of distant supernovae can be used to gauge distances and aid cosmological understanding. Image compiled from data from the Subaru Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope.

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