Supernova remnant menagerie

A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region.

Credit:

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC).

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0507a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0507
Size:867 x 658 px

About the Object

Name:DEM L 243, LHA 120-N 63A, SNR 0535-66.0
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:150000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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