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News Release 279 of 966

July 1, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-22

Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks

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Image: SN 1006 Supernova Remnant Expansion Comparison

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant Expansion Comparison

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

Comparison of visible hydrogen emission in the NW filament of SN 1006 in data taken at the CTIO 0.9m telescope (H-alpha, continuum-subtracted; Winkler, et al.) in 1998 (shown in green), and the Hubble ACS data (Raymond et. al) in 2006 (shown in red). The stellar background is from WFPC2 broadband B, V, and I data from 2008 (Hubble Heritage Team).

Object Names: SN 1006, SNR 327.6+14.6

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare (STScI)

Science Credit: Hubble data: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); CTIO data: Winkler/CTIO/NOAO/AURA

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