N 63A: Chandra and Hubble
Chandra has imaged the glowing shell created by the destruction of a massive star. X-rays from Chandra (blue), combined with optical (green) and radio (red) data, reveal new details in the supernova remnant, LMC N 63A. The X-ray glow is from material heated to about ten million degrees Celsius by a shock wave generated by the supernova explosion. The age of the remnant is estimated to be in the range of 2,000 to 5,000 years.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/U. Ill/Y.Chu; Radio: ATCA/U. Ill/J.Dickel et al.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 June 2005, 15:00|
|Size:||2400 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Position (RA):||5 35 43.72|
|Position (Dec):||-66° 2' 7.91"|
|Field of view:||1.85 x 1.85 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.0° left of vertical|
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