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December 22, 2021

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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