Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Image of the Day: An Exploding Light Show in a Milky Way Satellite Galaxy


In this image, an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0 is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra, in blue. The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

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