apr 142014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant W49B

  April 14, 2014 W49B, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA W49B (also known as SNR G043.3-00.2 or 3C 398) is a highly distorted supernova remnant of some 60 light years across – produced by a rare type of explosion – located somewhere between 26,000 and [continue reading]

jan 052014
 
Anne's image of the Day: Supernova Remnant G292.0+1.8

January 5, 2014 G292.0+1.8, a supernova remnant in Centaurus Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S.Park et al.; Optical: Pal.Obs. DSS G292.0+1.8 (SNR G292.0+1.8) is the rapidly expanding remnant of a supernova that exploded about 1,600 years ago. It is located within our Milky Way, at a distance of approximately 20,000 light-years away from the Earth in [continue reading]

nov 242013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Manatee Nebula

November 24, 2013 The Manatee Nebula, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE) The Manatee Nebula (also known as W50 or SNR G039.7-02.0) is a supernova remnant of nearly 700 light-years across, located about 18,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

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]

okt 232013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Jellyfish Nebula

October 23, 2013 The Jellyfish Nebula, a supernova remnant in Gemini  Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery)/Tom Bash and John Fox/NOAO/AURA/NSF The Jellyfish Nebula (also known as IC 443 and Sh2-248) is a large supernova remnant of some 70 light-years across that lies near the star Eta Geminorum, roughly 5,000 [continue reading]

sep 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant N 63A

September 1, 2013 N 63A, a supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC) N 63A is a supernova remnant that spans over 25 light-years and is located in N 63, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, [continue reading]