Saturday, September 09, 2006

Cassiopeia A - The colorful aftermath of a violent stellar death

Cassiopeia A - The colorful aftermath of a violent stellar death
A new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A). It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star's shattered fragments.


Cassiopeia A - Click for 1280×921 image

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