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N132D:
Distant Supernova Remnant Imaged by Chandra's High Resolution Camera


N132D
Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

N132D is the remnant of an exploded star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Chandra image shows a highly structured remnant, or shell, of 10-million-degree gas that is 80 light years across. The remnant is thought to be about 3,000 years old. The Large Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy to the Milky Way, is 160,000 light years from Earth.



Multi-wavelength Images:
Optical N132D - optical
J. Morse/CTIO
Jpg (391 k)
Radio
N132D - radio
J. Dickel & D. Milne, ACTA
Jpg (118 k)
Tif (1.14 MB)
PS (1.9 MB)
Fast Facts for N132D:
Credit  NASA/CXC/SAO
Scale  Image is 5 arcmin across.
Category  Supernovas & Supernova Remnants
Coordinates (J2000)  RA 5h 25m 2s | Dec -69 38' 59"
Constellation  Dorado
Observation Dates  September 1, 1999
Observation Time  2 hours
Obs. IDs  1297
Color Code  Intensity
Instrument  HRC
Also Known As SNR 0525-69.6
Distance Estimate  160,000 light years
Release Date  September 01, 1999