On April 10, 2014 at 09:12PM Mark Said…

G352.7-0.1: Supernova Cleans Up its Surroundings

Supernova remnants are created when a massive star explodes and its remains are hurled into space. Astronomers have found a supernova remnant that it is sweeping up a remarkable amount of material — equivalent to 45 times the mass of the Sun – as it expands. This supernova remnant is called G352.7-0.1 and is seen in this composite image containing X-rays from Chandra (blue), radio waves from the VLA (pink), infrared data from Spitzer (orange), and optical data from the DSS (white).

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Morehead State Univ/T.Pannuti et al.; Optical: DSS; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NRAO/VLA/Argentinian Institute of Radioastronomy/G.Dubner


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