Dark Energy Camera Deep Image Animated

This animation shows an example of a supernova discovered by the Dark Energy Survey within the field covered by one of the individual detectors in the Dark Energy Camera. The supernova exploded in a spiral galaxy with redshift = 0.04528, which corresponds to a light-travel time of about 0.6 billion years. In comparison, the quasar at the right has a redshift of 3.979 and a light-travel time of 11.5 billion years.


DES Collaboration/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Zamani

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Release date:Jan. 8, 2024, 1 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2401
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:29.97

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