Depicts: N132D, The Large Magellanic Cloud
Copyright: Jon A. Morse (STScI), William P. Blair (PI; JHU), Michael A. Dopita (MSSSO), Robert P. Kirshner (Harvard), Knox S. Long (STScI),Jon A. Morse (STScI), John C. Raymond (SAO), Ralph S. Sutherland (UC-Boulder),P. Frank Winkler (Middlebury) and NASA
This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of the tattered debris of a star that exploded 3,000 years ago as a supernova. This supernova remnant, called N132D, lies 169,000 light-years away in the satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Last Update: 1 September 2019