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More Images of G306.3-0.9
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X-ray, Infrared and Radio Images of G306.3-0.9
The previously unknown remains of a shattered star have been found by NASA's Swift satellite. A follow-up Chandra observation helped glean more information about this object known as G306.3-0.9. These images show X-rays from Chandra, infrared data from Spitzer, and radio observations from the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Analysis of the data indicates this supernova remnant is less than 2,500 years old, making it one of the 20 youngest known in the Milky Way.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Michigan/M.Reynolds et al; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA.)

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Wide-field X-ray, Infrared and Radio Images of G306.3-0.9
These wide-field images show the supernova remnant G306.3-0.9 from Chandra X-ray observations, infrared data acquired by the Spitzer Space Telescope, and radio observations from the Australia Telescope Compact Array. The image is 1 degree across, which corresponds to about 450 light-years at the remnant's estimated distance. More on scale: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/scale.html
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Michigan/M.Reynolds et al; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA.)

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Swift XRT Image of G306.3-0.9
While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star. Designated G306.3-0.9 after the coordinates of its sky position, the new object ranks among the youngest-known supernova remnants in our Milky Way galaxy.
(Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler)

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