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September 2, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-23

A Bright Supernova in the Nearby Galaxy NGC 2403


Image: NGC 2403: Ground-based and Hubble View

NGC 2403: Ground-based and Hubble View

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This composite image shows a ground-based image of NGC 2403 and the location of a 10,000 light-year-wide square region imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The area is host to Supernova 2004dj, the closest explosion of a massive star in over a decade, which blazes with the light of 200 million Suns.

Object Names: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit for ground-based image: NOAO/AURA/NSF, C. Olson, J. Lapre and A. Block (NOAO)


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