X-ray & optical images of a supernova remnant

An excerpt from the Planetarium Show "The Hot and Energetic Universe".

When a massive star exploded 600 years ago and 150 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, it left behind an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519. Several-million degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra (blue). The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope.


Th. Matsopoulos, NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J. Hughes/STScI

About the Video

Release date:6 April 2017, 12:38
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:SNR 0519
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant


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