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News Release 48 of 1057

December 16, 2015 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2015-46

Caught in the Act: Hubble Captures First-Ever Predicted Exploding Star

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Image: Supernova Refsdal (Dec. 11, 2015 — Detected)

Supernova Refsdal (Dec. 11, 2015 — Detected)

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Object Name: SN Refsdal

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kelly (University of California, Berkeley)

Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, and S. Rodney (JHU) and the FrontierSN team; T. Treu (UCLA), P. Kelly (UC Berkeley) and the GLASS team; J. Lotz (STScI) and the Frontier Fields team; M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH team; and Z. Levay (STScI)

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Montage Image: Supernova Refsdal and Galaxy Cluster MACS J1149.5+2223 Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Supernova Refsdal and Galaxy Cluster MACS J1149.5+2223PRC2015-46 Galaxy Cluster MACS J1149.5+2223 Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy Cluster MACS J1149.5+2223 Supernova Refsdal (Oct. 30, 2014 — Not Detected) Image Type: Astronomical Supernova Refsdal (Oct. 30, 2014 — Not Detected)

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