Composite of electron-capture supernova 2018zd and host starburst galaxy NGC 2146
Las Cumbres Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope color composite of the electron-capture supernova 2018zd (the large white dot on the right) and the host starburst galaxy NGC 2146 (toward the left).
[This research was supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants AST 1813176, AST 1821967, AST 1908972 and AST 1911225 and by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (grant DGE 1650114).]
Learn more in the Las Cumbres Observatory news story A new type of supernova illuminates an old mystery. (Date image taken: 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 22, 2021)
Credit: NASA/STScI/J. DePasquale; LCO
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