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August 29, 2006 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-30

Cassiopeia A - The Colorful Aftermath of a Violent Stellar Death

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Video: Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant

Running Time: 43 seconds

Zoom into the supernova remnant known as Cassiopeia A. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star's shattered fragments. It is the youngest known supernova remnant in the Milky Way, and is located in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser (ESA)

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Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant Running Time: 43 seconds
3D Zoom into Enhanced Image of Cas A Running Time: 35 seconds