This is NGC 5806, a fairly average spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. In 2004, one of its stars exploded in the bright supernova you can see at the bottom of this image. And Hubble caught every crucial moment.
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Jettisoned over a year ago and expected to reenter the Earth's atmosphere on its own time somewhere in the beginning of November, one of the ISS's retired coolant tanks has careened through the Earth's atmosphere in the skies off the coast of Australia. Two lucky things happened here: the reentry took place — and this…