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October 6, 2004 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-29

NASA's Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year Old Supernova Mystery

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Video: Chandra, Hubble, Spitzer Composite Image

Running Time: 27 seconds

The composite view of the supernova splits into its three components: blue-green for Chandra, yellow for Hubble, and red for Spitzer. Each observatory's full image is then shown for side-by-side comparison, beginning with Chandra, then Hubble, and finally Spitzer.

Animation Credit: NASA, JPL and R. Hurt (Caltech)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):


Release Videos

Chandra X-ray Observatory Running Time: 36 seconds
Hubble Space Telescope Running Time: 12 seconds
Spitzer Space Telescope Running Time: 42 seconds
Zoom-In to Keplerís Supernova Remnant Running Time: 21 seconds
Supernova Explosion Running Time: 19 seconds