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More Images of SNR 0509-67.5
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Chandra X-ray Image of SNR 0509-67.5
The Chandra image of SNR 0509 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.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Hughes et al)
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Hubble Optical Image of SNR 0509-67.5
Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys observed the supernova remnant 0509-67.5 on Oct. 28, 2006 with a filter that isolates light from glowing hydrogen seen in the expanding shell. These observations were then combined with visible-light images of the surrounding star field that were imaged with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 on Nov. 4, 2010. With an age of about 400 years as seen from Earth, the supernova might have been visible to southern hemisphere observers around the year 1600, however, there are no known records of a "new star" in the direction of the LMC near that time. A more recent supernova in the LMC, SN 1987A, did catch the eye of Earth viewers and continues to be studied with ground- and space-based telescopes, including Hubble.
More information: http://hubblesite.org/news/2010/27
(Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
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SNR 0509-67.5 with Scale Bar
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Hughes et al, Optical: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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