Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
400-Year-Old Supernova Mystery
Description:
This false-color composite image (hi-res version) shows the remnants of Supernova SN 1604 in visible light, infrared, and x-rays. The violence of a supernova explosion typically produces a neutron star. For a rare observation of a neutron star in x-rays, see this ESA image.
Image:
image credit: NASA, ESA, R. Sankret and W. Blair; <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/65885main_kepler_supernova-800-600.jpg" target=_blank">image source</a>
image credit: NASA, ESA, R. Sankret and W. Blair; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/sn1604large6-11-07.jpg
Featured:
June 16, 2007 - July 1, 2007