LOOK: NASA captures Chandra supernova and it looks majestic

One of NASA’s observatories captured an image of the Chandra supernova. The image displays the multicolored, three-dimensional remnant of a star that was obliterated by an explosion in the constellation Cassiopeia, according to NASA. The bureau shared an amazing image on their official Instagram account. View this post on Instagram ⭐ ➡️💥 A Chandra supernova […]

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One of NASA’s observatories captured an image of the Chandra supernova.

The image displays the multicolored, three-dimensional remnant of a star that was obliterated by an explosion in the constellation Cassiopeia, according to NASA.

The bureau shared an amazing image on their official Instagram account.

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2b50 - LOOK: NASA captures Chandra supernova and it looks majestic27a1 - LOOK: NASA captures Chandra supernova and it looks majestic1f4a5 - LOOK: NASA captures Chandra supernova and it looks majestic A Chandra supernova in the sky… This Chandra X-ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray) image captures a star in the constellation Cassiopeia that was obliterated by an explosion. What’s left behind is this multicolored, three-dimensional object: a supernova remnant. ⁣ ⁣ Tycho’s supernova remnant — named for Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, among the first to spot it in 1572 — was a Type Ia, which occurs when a white dwarf star pulls material from, or merges with, a nearby companion star until a violent explosion is triggered, sending debris hurtling into space.⁣ ⁣ The image is providing clues to what caused the remnant’s intriguing pattern of bright clumps and fainter areas. To emphasize the clumps in the image and the three-dimensional nature of Tycho, scientists selected two narrow ranges of X-ray energies to isolate material (silicon, colored red) moving away from Earth, and moving towards us (also silicon, colored blue). The other colors in the image (yellow, green, blue-green, orange and purple) show a broad range of different energies and elements, and a mixture of directions of motion. ⁣ Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN & GSFC/T. Sato et al; Optical: DSS⁣ ⁣ #supernova #explosion #cosmos #universe #observatory

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“Tycho’s supernova remnant — named for Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, among the first to spot it in 1572 — was a Type Ia, which occurs when a white dwarf star pulls material from, or merges with, a nearby companion star until a violent explosion is triggered, sending debris hurtling into space,” NASA wrote on the caption.

“The image is providing clues to what caused the remnant’s intriguing pattern of bright clumps and fainter areas. To emphasize the clumps in the image and the three-dimensional nature of Tycho, scientists selected two narrow ranges of X-ray energies to isolate material (silicon, colored red) moving away from Earth, and moving towards us (also silicon, colored blue). The other colors in the image (yellow, green, blue-green, orange and purple) show a broad range of different energies and elements, and a mixture of directions of motion,” NASA said.

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