Glorifying Death!

Like some deep water Sea-Plant this Supernovae Remnant floats in space!

It seems that when it comes to pictures, I am more interested in the Birth and Death of a star than the Star itself… Well, a star is basically just a radiating ball – sometimes bright, sometimes dim but never so mystical! Instead, the region of it’s formation, full of dense gas clouds that are giving birth to many such stars, is normally more beautiful. And actually, much more glorious is it’s death – especially if it is a Massive Star. The normal stars, when they die, their core collapses while the outer layers are ejected to form stunning splendid structures beautifying the surrounding space. But the massive stars while dying explodes and expels the stellar material in a very high speed while the remnants of the explosion which we call as Supernovae Remnants remains as a dazzling display of elegant artwork!!

Anyways, this particular photograph is of the Tycho’s Supernovae Remnant as captured by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. It is in the constellation Cassiopeia of our galaxy, some 13,000 light years away from Earth. Here the red part is the low-energy X-ray regions while the blue is the region of high energy X-ray fields. The stars in the background is the optical data taken from Digitized Sky Survey.


About Panchi

Residing in the Solar System (Milky Way), lost in the beauty of Nature and the vastness of Universe, I am just another Earthling trying to make sense of life!
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