Spiral Galaxy NGC 1309

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1309

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News release ID: STScI-2006-07
Release Date: Feb 7, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxy was home to a supernova whose light reached Earth in 2002. Scientists are using the supernova burst to measure the expansion rate of the universe.

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Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies, Stars, Variable Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Riess (STScI)