The remains of a massive star explosion • Earth.com

Last update: January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the brilliant aftermath of a massive star explosion.

The supernova remnant, which is called G54.1+0.3, is located about 20,000 light years away from the Earth in the northern constellation of Sagitta.

This image was created using a combination of infrared and X-ray data collected by three observatories, including the ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, and radio observations from the ground.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

 

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