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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: 3D Zoom into Enhanced Image of Cas A

Running Time: 35 seconds

3-D zoom into an enhanced image of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A shows its broken ring of bright filamentary and clumpy stellar ejecta. The various colors of the gaseous shards indicate differences in chemical composition.

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

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


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