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Hubble’s view of supernova explosion Cassiopeia A
- Title Hubble’s view of supernova explosion Cassiopeia A
- Released 30/08/2006 2:18 pm
- Copyright NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
A new image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A). It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star’s shattered fragments.
Acknowledgement: Robert A. Fesen (Dartmouth College, USA) and James Long (ESA/Hubble).