Supernova remnant menagerie

A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region.


NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA).
Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC)

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