Of supernova remnants and stellar nurseries in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Debris in Kepler supernova remnant clocked at 23 million mph
Supernova remnant dazzles in Large Magellanic Cloud
Citizen scientists showcased for spectacular images
Chandra X-ray telescope sheds new light on the Tycho supernova remnant
Discovering the X-ray treasures in Chandra’s archives
Each year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month by releasing a collection of images using X-ray data. Each of these six new images — representing just a small fraction of the treasures that reside in Chandra’s unique archive — also includes data from telescopes covering other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as visible and infrared light.
Supernova ejected from the pages of history
A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when the supernova actually happened. Recent observations of the supernova remnant called G11.2-0.3 with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have stripped away its connection to an event recorded by the Chinese in 386 CE.
Chandra captures expanding debris from Tycho’s supernova remnant
Astronomers have observed the debris field from the supernova of 1572, now known as Tycho’s supernova remnant, with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). By combining the X-ray data with some 30 years of observations in radio waves, astronomers have also produced a movie showing the expansion from the explosion is still continuing 444 years later.