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April 21st!

Tycho’s Supernova Leftova

  • Posted in Images
  •  by tobo 
  • on April 05th, 2011

This image comes from a very deep Chandra observation of the Tycho supernova remnant, produced by the explosion of a white dwarf star in our Galaxy. Low-energy X-rays (red) in the image show expanding debris from the supernova explosion and high energy X-rays (blue) show the blast wave, a shell of extremely energetic electrons .

Thanks, Chandra the X-Ray Observatory!

Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/tycho/

2009 Composite: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/tycho/

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