The Remains Of A Supernova Is Just Dust And Light

When the supernova burned itself out, all that was left was fragments of dust and light. This fantastic image comes from Don Goldman, and it’s a beautiful one.

Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about 7,000 light-years away. At that distance, this colorful telescopic field based on broadband and narrowband optical image data is about 60 light-years across.

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[Astronomy Picture Of The Day]

Image credit: Don Goldman

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