Cassiopeia A

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Remnants of supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A

Image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A). It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star’s shattered fragments.

Source: Wikipedia

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A composite image of Cassiopeia A from multiple sources

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