Chandra X-ray Observatory Data of Kepler's Supernova Remnant
This image shows the remains of Kepler's Supernova, the most recent exploding star to be seen in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was first observed 400 years ago when it was thought to be 'a new star'. In fact, it was the the gas and dust from an exploding star, rapidly expanding. These remnants have now reached a diameter of 14 light years wide and are still expanding at 4 million miles per hour.
This image was taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory and shows the regions of the remains with the hottest gas and highest energy particles.
About the Image
|Release date:||6 October 2004, 18:00|
|Size:||750 x 750 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Kepler's supernova remnant|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
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|Distance:||13000 light years|
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