UGC 11860

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 took this picture of UGC 11860, a galaxy which lies around 184 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. The galaxy recently played host to an almost unimaginably energetic stellar explosion. A supernova explosion was detected in UGC 11860 in 2014 by the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, previously called the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer. My first project with NASA was the design of the power regulators for the x-ray sensors in the Burst Alert Telescope on Swift.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

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