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June 7, 2005 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-15

Supernova Remnant Menagerie

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Image: Supernova Remnant LMC N 63A in X-Ray, Optical and Radio Radiation

Supernova Remnant LMC N 63A in X-Ray, Optical and Radio Radiation

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Chandra has imaged the glowing shell created by the destruction of a massive star. X-rays from Chandra (blue), combined with optical (green) and radio (red) data, reveal new details in the supernova remnant, LMC N 63A. The X-ray glow is from material heated to about ten million degrees Celsius by a shock wave generated by the supernova explosion. The age of the remnant is estimated to be in the range of 2,000 to 5,000 years.

Object Name: LMC N 63A

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/U. Ill/Y.Chu; Radio: ATCA/U. Ill/J.Dickel et al.

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