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A New View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant
Tycho Supernova Remnant, SN 1572, G120.1+01.4
Description: Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000): RA: 00h 25m 9.0s Dec: 64° 9' 55.0"
Observation Date: Apr 29, 2003
Observation Time: 41 hours
Distance Estimate: 13,000 light years
Scale: Image is 15.5 arcmin across.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech,
Optical: MPIA, Calar Alto, O.Krause et al.
Release Date: February 18, 2009
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
This composite image
of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations
obtained with NASA's
The explosion has
left a blazing hot cloud of expanding debris (green and yellow). The location
of the blast's outer shock
Color Code: X-ray: Yellow, Green, Blue Infrared: Red Optical: White stars