Swift's UVOT captured the new supernova (circled)

Swift's UVOT captured the new supernova (circled)

Swift's UVOT captured the new supernova (circled)

Swift's UVOT captured the new supernova (circled) in three 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 17 arcminutes across, or slightly more than half the apparent diameter of a full moon.

Image: NASA/Swift/P. Brown, TAMU
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