SNR 0509-67.5
This colorful creation was made by combining data from two of NASA's Great Observatories. Optical data of SNR 0509-67.5 and its accompanying star field, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, are composited with X-ray energies from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The result shows soft green and blue hues of heated material from the X-ray data surrounded by the glowing pink optical shell which shows the ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the supernova. Ripples in the shell's appearance coincide with brighter areas of the X-ray data.

http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/snr0509/

-Megan Watzke


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Amazing astrophotography

That is amazing. It looks like a giant eye.
The images from Hubble never cease to amaze me.
Great work.
Astrophotography is simply amazing and in my opinion proves we are not alone.


A Supernova Holiday

We could all use a holiday ornament that exhibits such beauty as a supernova. Just imagine the joy we would all experience surrounded by a star field dancing in our heads. With stocking hung by the fireplace with care. As old Saint Nick reviews the X-ray data and soon would be there. Happy Holidays


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