Posts Tagged ‘supernova’

Giant Red Gas Bubble in Space

Giant Red Gas Bubble in Space

SNR B0509-67.5

I was browsing through images from the Hubble Space Telescope today and came across this beauty.   Known as SNR 0509, the giant red gas bubble shown in the image above is the remnant of a violent supernova explosion.  It was found in the Large Magellanic Cloud which is a small galaxy that lies about 160,000 light years away from Earth.

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What Causes a Supernova Explosion?

A Supernova Explosion in Process

A Supernova Explosion in Process

A supernova occurs when a super massive star explodes.  It is a dramatic end to a star’s life.

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