Artwork of a supernova remnant

Artwork of a supernova remnant

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Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artwork of a supernova remnant. When a massive star reaches the end of reactionable nuclear fuel in its core, it explodes in a cosmic blast known as a supernova. Such an explosion, which can temporarily outshine an entire galaxy of normal stars, shatters the star and leaves behind a twisted nebula of brightly shining gases, called a supernova remnant. The Crap Nebula is Taurus is a famous example. The original star's core might survive as a neutron star – a super-dense object which has the mass of a star but only the size of a small terrestrial city. This image shows a supernova remnant seen from the progenitor star's surrounding planets.

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Keywords: art, artwork, astronomy, cosmology, crab nebula, explosion, neutron star, nucleosynthesis, planet, remnant, space, star, supernova

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