NGC 6984Supernovae are incredibly bright. They are formed as a star reaches the end of its life with a dramatic explosion, expelling most of its material out into space. This Hubble image of spiral galaxy NGC 6984 shows supernova SN 2013ek. It’s the bright spot just slightly above and to the right of the galaxy’s center. There was another supernova (2012im) a year earlier in this same galaxy.

Image Credit: NASA

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