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M82 Post-explosion

Caption: A wider view showing M82 post-explosion in three Swift UVOT exposures taken on Jan. 22, 2014. Mid-ultraviolet light is shown in blue, near-UV light in green, and visible light in red. Thick dust in M82 scatters much of the highest-energy light, which is why the supernova appears yellowish here. The image is 22.5 arcminutes across, or 75 percent of the apparent diameter of a full moon.

Credit: Credit: NASA/Swift/P. Brown, TAMU

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