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10 of the most memorable space photos

The Hubble photo of Supernova SN 1994D

Photo: NASA/ESA, The Hubble Key Project Team and The High-Z Supernova Search Team

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Going supernova

Australian National University astrophysicist and Nobel Physics prize winner Brian Schmidt chose this Hubble photo of Supernova SN 1994D as his favorite space image, which he called "the poster child of a type Ia supernovae." The supernova is the bright spot on the lower left, shown near the galaxy galaxy NGC 4526.