Cassiopeia A: Supernova Flashback
Ssc2008 16a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Dwek and R. Arendt

Observation • October 1st, 2008 • ssc2008-16a1

ssc2008-16a1

The Cassiopeia A supernova's first flash of radiation makes six clumps of dust unusually hot.

About the Object

Name
Cassiopeia A
Type
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant
Distance
11,000 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 24.0 ┬Ám Spitzer MIPS