nov 042013
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant SN 1006

November 4, 2013 SN 1006, a supernova remnant in Lupus Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenai, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical: Middlebury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS SN 1006 (also known as SNR G.327.6+14.6) is the remnant of a Type Ia supernova that occurred some 7,200 light-years away from Earth in the southern [continue reading]

mrt 292013
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Retina Nebula

March 29, 2013 The Retina Nebula, a planetary nebula in Lupus Image Credit: C. R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt Univ.) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, NASA The Retina Nebula (designated IC 4406) is a bipolar planetary nebula that measures about 0.13 × 0.45 light-year. It is located some 2,000 light-years away, near the western border of the southern constellation [continue reading]