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.


[Astronomy Picture Of The Day]

Image credit: Don Goldman