photo du jour: Infant Neutron Star in the Cassiopeia A Supernova

Wow!

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For the first time an infant neutron star has been been observed (blue dot in the centre of the image). The neutron star which is located in the “Cassiopeia A” supernova was photographed by the The Chandra X-ray Observatory. It is the latest stunning image to come from this telescope which has lasted twice as long as its original mission run of five years.

Picture: NASA/PA

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One Response to photo du jour: Infant Neutron Star in the Cassiopeia A Supernova

  1. Awesome pic. I’m constantly amazed at how well the Chandra and the Hubble are holding up.

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