Release 544 of 1,085

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.