NGC 6946 is located 25.2 million light-years away from the Earth. It is dubbed as “fireworks galaxy” because of the frequent occurrence of supernovas within this celestial mass. Hubble Space Telescope captured at least 10 supernovae within this galaxy. This is more frequent when compared to those occurring in Milk Way, which witnesses just 1 to 2 supernovae on an average per century. It is also characterised by the occurrence of intense X-ray light since 1917.
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