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Picture of the Day - Supernova Remnant Menagerie

Published by Matt on Thu Jun 3, 2010 1:48 pm via: Hubble ESA
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A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region.

Supernova Remnant Menagerie. Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

Supernova Remnant Menagerie. Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

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