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More Images: When a Stable Star Explodes
X-ray, Infrared, & Radio Images of G344.7
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Tokyo Univ. of Science/K. Fukushima, et al.; IR: NASA/JPL/Spitzer; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA
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These images show G344.7-0.1, a supernova remnant created by a so-called Type Ia supernova, depicting X-rays from Chandra, infrared data from Spitzer, and radio data from the Very Large Array and the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Type Ia supernovas can occur when a white dwarf pulls material from a companion star until the white dwarf grows so much that it becomes unstable and explodes. Studies of the elements left behind by the explosion like this are some of the best tools available to scientists to better understand the details of Type Ia supernovas.


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