Science Old Hubble telescope data yields new supernova discovery

Astronomers sifting through two decades of data from the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the progenitor of a rare and bizarre type of supernova. 

By , Universe Today

NASA, ESA

More than two decades of Hubble observations have produced more than 25 terabytes of data. Thanks to the wealth of information stored in the Hubble data archive, astronomers can easily revisit old images in an effort to better understand new discoveries.