Details of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

This is a section of Cassiopeia A, the youngest known supernova remnant in our Milky Way Galaxy.  These streamer like remains of an exploding star are 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia and were first observed from Earth 320 years ago.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0215d
Type:Observation
Release date:3 July 2002, 06:00
Size:833 x 726 px

About the Object

Name:Cassiopeia A, SNR 111.7-02.1
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
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Distance:11000 light years
Constellation:Cassiopeia

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450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
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850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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