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A Faint Afterglow October 4, 2005

Posted by jtintle in Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Telescope, N132D, Space Fotos.

Supernova remnant N132D

Intricate wisps of glowing gas float amid a myriad of stars in this image created by combining data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The gas is a supernova remnant, cataloged as N132D, ejected from the explosion of a massive star that occurred some 3,000 years ago.

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