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N 63A: Chandra and Hubble

N 63A: Chandra and Hubble

Date: 07 June 2005
Depicts: N 63A, LHA 120-N 63A, SNR 0535-66.0, DEM L 243

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/U. Ill/Y.Chu; Radio: ATCA/U. Ill/J.Dickel et al.

Chandra has imaged the glowing shell created by the destruction of a massive star. X-rays from Chandra (blue), combined with optical (green) and radio (red) data, reveal new details in the supernova remnant, LMC N 63A. The X-ray glow is from material heated to about ten million degrees Celsius by a shock wave generated by the supernova explosion. The age of the remnant is estimated to be in the range of 2000 to 5000 years.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jul-2024 00:36 UT

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