US space agency NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently shared a breathtaking image of the remnants of the cataclysmic death of a star 160,000 light-years away from Earth. The celestial fireworks display is located in the direction of the constellation Dorado. The delicate sheets and intricate filaments are debris from the cataclysmic death of a massive star that once resided in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
According to a press release issued by NASADEM L 190 – also known as LMC N49 – is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud and is located approximately 160,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Dorado.
The US space agency shared that the striking image was created using one of Hubble’s retired instruments, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), with data from two different astronomical probes.
In the caption, NASA wrote, “Astronomers point binoculars at this supernova remnant to trace the origin of a soft gamma-ray repeater – an object that sends bursts of high-energy rays out into the universe.”
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The post has garnered over 1 million likes on Instagram with several comments. One user wrote, “The more you look at the beautiful universe, the more you will realize that it is all within you, just think for a moment that you are here after 13.8 billion years, that means you are at the center of those events.” are the products that took place in this. So much time. All the beauties of the universe reside within you. You are like that.”
Another user questioned, “So it really looks like this or is it just a long exposure photo where it looks like things are moving.”
“It’s absolutely gorgeous. It looks like it’s morphing into a Marvel Comics character singularity,” commented a third.
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