Zooming Into NGC 2525

This video zooms into the beautiful galaxy NGC 2525, in which Hubble has captured a time-lapse of a supernova in exquisite detail in the lower left portion of the frame. It appears as a very bright star located on the outer edge of one of its beautiful swirling spiral arms. This new and unique time-lapse of Hubble images shows the once bright supernova initially outshining the brightest stars in the galaxy, before fading into obscurity during the year of observations. 

NGC 2525 is located nearly 70 million light-years from Earth and galaxy is part of the constellation of Puppis in the southern hemisphere. Hubble captured this series of images of NGC2525 in 2018 as part of one of its major investigations; measuring the expansion rate of the Universe, which can help answer fundamental questions about our Universe’s very nature.


ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey, L. Calçada, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Release date:1 October 2020, 16:00
Related releases:heic2018
Duration:01 m 20 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 2525
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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