Tag Archives: Supernova

Seeds of Things to Come

Image credit & copyright: Don Goldman. Roughly 800 light years away in the southern constellation Vela (Sails) is the Vela Supernova Remnant, of which this is a small portion of. Once part of a massive star, (a star with at … Continue reading

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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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Art in the Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Hubble Legacy Archive & processed by the great night sky imager Martin Pugh. Located nearly 100 million light years away in the constellation Eridanus is the wonderful spiral galaxy NGC1309.  At about … Continue reading

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Vela Supernova Remnant (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: Credit is displayed with the individual images with links to all at the bottom of the post. The Vela Supernova Remnant is one of the truly awe inspiring locations in the southern sky. Being very large … Continue reading

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NGC 2441; A SEA OF BLUE & SUPERNOVA TOO

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s an amazing Hubble image of spiral galaxy NGC 2441 in the constellation Camelopardalis (The Giraffe).  It resides a mind bending 180 million light years away which means this is what the … Continue reading

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THE DEAD LIVE ON…..FOR A WHILE

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. About 600 years ago (as we see it) the southern constellation Dorado would have had a new spectacle appear on the night sky in the form of a Type 1a supernova. We … Continue reading

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HOW FAR, HOW MANY, HOW LONG AGO?

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA Spitzer Space Telescope of the core region of the Milky Way. This post is a little long for my usual writings but I think that you will enjoy it.  If nothing else, the final few … Continue reading

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