Optical and X-ray Composite Image of SNR 0509-67.5
This image of supernova remnant 0509-67.5 was made by combining data from two of NASA’s Great Observatories. Optical data of SNR 0509-67.5 and its accompanying star field, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, are composited with X-ray images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The result shows soft green and blue hues of heated material from the X-ray data surrounded by the glowing pink optical shell, which shows the ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the supernova. Ripples in the shell’s appearance coincide with brighter areas of the X-ray data.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this stunning image of what looks ke soaring, celestial snow angel. This bipolar mage shows star-forming region called Sharpless 2-106. The outstretched wings “of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue n this image, stretch outward from the central star. This hot gas Creates the wings” of our angel. A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an “hourglass shape.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScl / AURA)