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05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

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05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

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08.21.14

Supernova Seen In Two Lights

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray l... view image

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06.04.14

Dissecting Dust from Detonation of Dead Star

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B -- all that remains from a supernova that explode... view image

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06.05.13

Life and Death Intermingled

In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

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10.24.11

All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova

This image combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains o... view image

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10.24.11

All That Remains of Exploded Star

Infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer are combined in this imag... view image

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11.23.09

NASA's Great Observatories' View of the Crab Nebula

A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. Now, almos... view image

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12.03.08

Vivid View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant

This composite image of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations obtained with NASA's Spi... view image

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10.01.08

Cassiopeia A: Supernova Flashback (Annotated)

The Cassiopeia A supernova's first flash of radiation makes six clumps of dust (circled) unusually hot. view image

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05.29.08

Ghostly Stellar Echoes in Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope highlights dramatic changes in phenomena referred to as light echoes a... view image

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12.20.07

Cosmic Ornament of Gas and Dust: Supernova Remnant Cas A

This beautiful bulb might look like a Christmas ornament but it is the blown-out remains of a stellar explosion, or s... view image

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12.20.07

Dusty Celestial Ornaments

These beautiful bulbs might look like they belong on Christmas trees, but they are actually different Spitzer Space T... view image

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12.20.07

Dissecting the Wake of a Supernova Explosion: Cassiopeia A

The elements and molecules that flew out of the Cassiopeia A star when it exploded about 300 years ago can be seen cl... view image

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06.11.07

A Supernova's Shockwaves: N132D

This composite X-ray and infrared image of supernova remnant N132D shows the aftermath of a massive star's violent de... view image

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01.09.07

Luminous Blue Variable HD168625: Destined To Be a Supernova?

A Luminous Blue Variable star, HD168625, is surrounded by a bipolar nebula that is similar to the one around SN1987A.... view image

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11.29.06

Stellar Debris in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This is a composite image from Spitzer, Chandra and Hubble of N49, the brightest supernova remnant in optical light i... view image

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10.27.06

Where Galactic Snakes Live

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what astronomers are referring to as a "snake" (upper l... view image

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10.27.06

Where Galactic Snakes Live (Artistically Enhanced)

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what astronomers are referring to as a "snake" (upper l... view image

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10.26.06

Cassiopeia A: Once an Onion, Always an Onion

This artist's concept illustrates a massive star before and after it blew up in a cataclysmic supernova explosion. Th... view image

   

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