Images by Date
Images by Category
Solar System
Stars
White Dwarfs
Supernovas
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Quasars
Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology/Deep Field
Miscellaneous
Images by Interest
Chandra for Kids
Multiwavelength
Sky Map
Constellations
3D Wall
Photo Blog
Top Rated Images
Image Handouts
Desktops
High Res Prints
Fits Files
Image Tutorials
Photo Album Tutorial
False Color
Cosmic Distance
Look-Back Time
Scale & Distance
Angular Measurement
Images & Processing
AVM/Metadata
Getting Hard Copies
Image Use Policy
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chandra Mobile
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
SNR 0509-67.5
Click for low-resolution animation
SNR 0509-67.5 and Light Echoes in the LMC
Quicktime MPEG

This sequence of images begins with a panoramic view in optical light of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a companion galaxy to the Milky Way where the supernova remnant 0509-67.5 is found. The locations of Chandra’s X-ray image (right) and an optical light image of the light echo -- where light from the original explosion has bounced off nearby dust clouds -- are then shown. A zoom-in shows the circular shape of the remnant in Chandra’s X-ray light. A time-lapse movie of the light echoes (blue) in optical light is then shown against LMC stars (orange). A final zoom-out is then made.
[Runtime: 00:50]

(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren, J.Hughes.; Optical (Light Echo): NOAO/AURA/NSF/Harvard/A.Rest et al.; Optical (LMC): NOAO/AURA/NSF/S.Points, C.Smith & MCELS team)

Click for low-resolution animation
Illustrations of Light Echoes and a Supernova Remnant
Quicktime MPEG This sequence of artist's illustrations depicts the aftermath of a supernova explosion, showing the production of light echoes and a supernova remnant. It begins with a view of a bright, massive star in the center, surrounded by several dust clouds. A bright flash of light marks the destruction of the star in a supernova explosion. As time passes the supernova dims and its light spreads outwards, eventually reflecting off the dust clouds to create light echoes. Later, a supernova remnant appears at the site of the supernova explosion and grows with time.
[Runtime: 00:13]
(Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)


Return to SNR 0509-67.5 (March 20, 2008)