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    Term: supernova 
    • Going Supernova

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   03.28.2011

      While searching the skies for black holes using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers discovered a giant supernova that was smothered in its own dust. In this artist's rendering, an outer shell

    • Chandra Reveals Rich Oxygen Supply

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   11.19.2009

      This striking Chandra X-Ray Observatory image of supernova remnant SNR0103-72.6 reveals a nearly perfect ring about 150 light years in diameter surrounding a cloud of gas enriched in oxygen and shock

    • In the Constellation Cassiopeia

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   07.21.2010

      Tycho's Supernova, the red circle visible in the upper left part of the image, is SN 1572 is a remnant of a star explosion is named after the astronomer Tycho Brahe, although he was not the only

    • In the Constellation Cassiopeia

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   01.26.2012

      Tycho's Supernova, the red circle visible in the upper left part of the image, is SN 1572 is a remnant of a star explosion is named after the astronomer Tycho Brahe, although he was not the only

    • Chandra X-Ray Observatory Image of a Massive Star Explosion

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   11.19.2009

      The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has captured this spectacular image of G292.0+1.8, a young, oxygen-rich supernova remnant with a pulsar at its center surrounded by outflowing material. This image shows

    • Galaxy M82

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   07.01.2010

      Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers pinpointed a blaze of light from the farthest supernova ever seen, a dying star that exploded 10 billion years ago. The detection and analysis

    • An Explosion of Infrared Color

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   03.28.2011

      This oddly colorful nebula is the supernova remnant IC 443 as seen by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Also known as the Jellyfish Nebula, IC 443 is particularly interesting

    • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

      Courtesy Photo   |   NASA   |   04.01.2010

      family of stars. Scientists believe the stars in the image are part of a stellar cluster in which a supernova exploded. Material ejected in the explosion now blows past these stars at high velocities