IntroductionPress ReleaseImagesFact SheetScience at a GlanceTeam MembersLinks

Images: The 10 Most Distant and Ancient Type-Ia Supernovae
Out of the 150 supernovae in the sample, twelve were at redshifts over 1.5. Ten of those were classified as thermonuclear, or Type-Ia, supernovae. This is the largest sample of high-redshift Type-Ia supernovae discovered to date.

Every triplet of frames zooms in on one event, showing the galaxy before the explosion, with the supernova in progress, and in a digital "difference image" that isolates the light from the supernova.

The header of each triplet lists the name of the supernova and its redshift.

Original-scale image (JPEG - 90 kB)

Large-scale image (JPEG - 194 kB)