Supernova Explosion Seen In Nearby Galaxy | Video

The light from an exploding star in the Messier 82 (M82) galaxy was first photographed from Earth on January 22nd, 2013. The galaxy is ~12 million light years away so the explosion occurred about 12 million years ago.
credit : E. Guido, N. Howes, M. Nicolini / ESA / Hubble / Mash Mix: