Artist’s interpretation of the calcium-rich supernova 2019ehk (annotated)

Shown in orange is the calcium-rich material created in the explosion. Purple coloring represents gas shed by the star right before the explosion, which then produced bright X-ray emission when the material collided with the supernova shockwave.

Credit:

A. M. Geller/Northwestern University/CTIO/SOAR/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

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Id:noirlab2019c
Type:Artwork
Release date:Aug. 5, 2020, 6:05 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2019
Size:3840 x 3840 px

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