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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Dwarf Star Remnants

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, July 14, 2014/Categories: space science, art and design

If you were a sky-watcher in 1006 AD you would have seen the brightest supernova ever recorded in human history. No worries, the remnants of the dwarf star exploding are still visible today and in beautiful X-ray data (blue) from the Chandra Observatory, optical data (yellows), and radio-wave (red) data.

The spectral information has been traveling 7000 years to get here at the speed of light.


Supernova Remnant Dwarf White Star (credit: NASA/ESA)

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