October 27, 2007

Supernova Remnant: G292.0+1.8

The Chandra X-Ray telescope has created a new, beautifully colorful composite image from the G292.0+1.8 nebula in Centaurus. This is considered a "textbook example" of the image, but the different colors, which represent different elements such as hydrogen or neon, teach us many things about the nature of supernovae.
More information available at Chandra's Official Site.