NGC 6946: The Fireworks Galaxy (Picture of the Day)

NGC 6946: The Fireworks Galaxy
The Fireworks Galaxy is a spiral galaxy which is about 22 million light years away from Earth in the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus. Eight supernovas has been observed in the arms of this galaxy in the past century. Out of that 8 supernovas, three of the oldest ever supernovas where also detected in this galaxy and thus the galaxy gets the nickname, 'The Fireworks Galaxy'.




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