Stellar Shrapnel Seen in Aftermath of Explosion

11/09/2010 11:45:00 AM ·

****A supernova remnant located in the Large Magellenic Cloud****  © Chandra X-ray Observatory

In scientific lingo:

This composite image of data from Chandra (blue) and Hubble (yellow and purple) depicts the scene of a supernova explosion's aftermath. The X-ray data reveal a bullet-like structure to the lower right that appears to have been blown out of the remnant. The detection of the bullet, which is traveling at some 5 million miles per hour, is evidence that the explosion that created the remnant was not symmetrical.

In my words:

Looks like one of those marble painted composite images I made in grade school. It doesn't make it unimpressive, it just means, there's actually a force out in our universe causing things such as this to happen. Makes you stop to take a closer look at the sky. Or run out and purchase a telescope of your very own. Doesn't it?

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