Detail View: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Collection: Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae

Title: 
Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae
General Information: 
What is an American Astronomical Society Meeting release? A major news announcement issued at an American Astronomical Society meeting, the premier astronomy conference. Peering halfway across the universe to analyze light from exploded stars that died long before our Sun even existed, the Hubble telescope has allowed astronomers to determine that the expansion of the cosmos has not slowed since the initial impetus of the Big Bang. Thus, the universe's expansion should continue to balloon outward indefinitely. These results are based on unprecedented distance measurements to supernovae that are so far away they allow astronomers to determine if the universe was expanding at a faster rate long ago. These images showcase three of the supernovae used in the survey. The arrows in the bottom row of pictures pinpoint these exploding stars; the top row of images shows the regions where the supernovae reside. Read more: * Release Text [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/02/text/ ]
Fast Facts: 
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*News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-02e
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Sun
facet_when: 
January 8, 1998
facet_when_year: 
1998
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SPD-HUBBLE-STScI-1998-02e
original url: 
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/02/image/e/
Release Date: 
January 8, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)