Supernova remnant in X-rays

Supernova remnant in X-rays

R750/0108 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1,006.3KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Supernova remnant. Chandra X-ray image of a ring of oxygen and neon in the supernova remnant E0102- 72. This ring has been expanding for around 1000 years. A supernova occurs when a star's nuclear reactions cease, and it collapses under its own gravity. Collapsing material rebounds off a newly-formed neutron star at the supernova's heart to form the expanding shells of gas. E0102-72 lies in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, some 190,000 light years away in the constellation Tucana. This image was taken by the High Energy Transmission Grating spectrometer (HETG) and the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS). Chandra is an X-ray telescope satellite.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1999, acis, astronomy, chandra image, cosmology, e0102-72, hetg, science, snr, star death, stellar, supernova rem, supernova remnant, supernova remnt, x-ray astronomy, xray

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.