Supernova remnant SN 1006

Supernova remnant SN 1006

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Credit: NASA/ESA/HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM/STSCI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Supernova remnant SN 1006, Hubble Space Telescope image. This is a view of part of the overall structure. This supernova remnant was discovered in AD 1006 by Chinese astronomers. The supernova was the brightest in recorded history. Today we see X-ray emission from a ball of very hot gas (at a temperature of about 10 million degrees) expanding into the interstellar medium behind the shock wave produced by the explosion.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, cosmology, hst, hubble space telescope, science, sn 1006, snr, snr 1006, space, star death, stellar, supernova remnant, telescope, universe

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