A gorgeous image. [Via Slashdot]: Roland Piquepaille writes: a supernova remnant called LMC N 49 lies within the Large Magellanic Cloud approximately 160,000 light-years away. The smoky filaments seen in Hubble’s optical image are sheets of debris from the exploded star that are slamming into dense molecular clouds in the surrounding interstellar medium. The impact ionizes atoms and causes them to glow.
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