NASA released footage on October 1 showing the supernova of a star in the spiral galaxy NGC 2525, 70 million light-years away, taken between 2018 and 2019. NASA said that at its peak, the supernova was as bright as 5 billion suns.
The supernova, which was first detected by amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki in January 2018, was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope between February 2018 and February 2019.
The photographs were assembled into this timelapse. Credit: NASA via Storyful