NASA's Hubble telescope captures 'catastrophic' aftermath of star explosion


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A spiral galaxy, called NGC 298, takes up the center stage in the latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The cosmic object appears rather isolated since only a couple of other galaxies and stars are seen in its vicinity. Despite its tranquil appearance, NGC 298 played host to one of "astronomy's most extreme events"—a type 2 supernova explosion.