Supernova Remnant 0509-67.5

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This red shell of gas was created by a supernova, the explosive death of a star. The Hubble Space Telescope observed the emission from glowing hydrogen gas (shown in red) that has been shocked and heated by the expanding blast wave of the supernova.

 

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: J. Hughes (Rutgers University)

 

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/27/image/a/

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