Telescopes Capture Astonishing Supernova Explosion

20-millennia old star comes to its end in a ravaging manner

By Cristina Macari on November 20th, 2012 07:57 GMT

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?
Ravaging star explosion captured by world's most powerful telescopes
   Ravaging star explosion captured by world's most powerful telescopes
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