Telescopes Capture Astonishing Supernova Explosion
20-millennia old star comes to its end in a ravaging manner
An image consisting of a snapshot combination coming from Herschel Space Observatory – the European Space Agency's infrared, and X-ray XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope, reveal the consequent scenery of an explosive star's death.The star was located over 10,000 light-years from Earth and its ending consisted of a raging explosion, as photo shows.
“The supernova remnant is the result of a massive star that reached the end of its life and expelled its outer layers in a dramatic explosion,” explain NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California officials, as cited by Space.
“All that remains of the stellar behemoth is the spinning core of a neutron star, or pulsar”.
In the photo, the pulsar, which is supposed to be about 20,000 years old, is pictured by the bright blue colored spot in the upper right.
Come to think of it, we tend to place ourselves in a direct relation with the Universe and take our microcosmic actions as deeply related to the ones above. However, the space is raging while we drink our coffee and do we sense it? Or does it care?