Picture of the Week
As the Dark Energy Survey begins its second year of observations, UCL scientists are at the forefront of its science programme. This week's 'Picture of the Week' is galaxy NGC 1398, snapped during the survey's observations.
3 February 2014
In a story which has now gone round the world, UCL's Steve Fossey, along with four of his students, discovered a supernova in galaxy M 82.
The following week, Max Alexander, a well-known portrait photographer (and former student on UCL's astronomy diploma course) dropped by to take some pictures of them.
From left to right: Matthew Wilde, Guy Pollack, Dr Steve Fossey, Tom Wright, Ben Cooke. Behind them, the domes of the University of London Observatory (where they made their discovery), and above, the cloudy skies of North London, an unlikely location for such a big scientific discovery.
Photo credit: Max Alexander (maxalexander.com)
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