Kepler's Supernova Remnant: Views from Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer

These images represent views of Kepler's supernova remnant taken in X-rays, visible light, and infrared radiation.

Each top panel shows the entire remnant. Each colour in this image represents a different region of the electromagnetic spectrum, from X-rays to infrared light. The X-ray and infrared data cannot be seen with the human eye. Astronomers have color-coded those data so they can be seen in these images.


NASA, ESA, R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:6 October 2004, 18:00
Size:727 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Kepler's SN
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:13000 light years

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

Optical Hubble Space Telescope
X-ray Chandra
InfraredSpitzer Space Telescope

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