Date: 30 August 2006
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Cassiopeia A, Cas A, SNR 111.7-02.1, W 81, SN 1680
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgement: Robert A. Fesen (Dartmouth College, USA) and James Long (ESA/Hubble)
A new image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of the supernova explosion 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.
Last Update: 1 September 2019