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Supernova Remnant Menagerie
Release date: Jun 7, 2005 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region.

Release ID: STScI-2005-15
Release images (6)
Supernova Remnant N 63A Menagerie
Release video
Supernova Remnant Menagerie

Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC)