Hubble Space Telescope captures a supernova as it explodes

Hubble Space Telescope captures a supernova as it explodes

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

In 2010, the Hubble Space Telescope took several pictures of the Abell 370 galaxy cluster. That in itself is not a groundbreaking achievement. But a team of astronomers who systematically looked at Hubble archives discovered something incredible in those images: an image of a baby. supernova which exploded some 11.5 billion years ago, just hours after the star’s death.





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