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Dissecting the Wake of a Supernova Explosion

NASA/JPL-Caltech2007-12-20

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The elements and molecules that flew out of the Cassiopeia A star when it exploded about 300 years ago can be seen clearly for the first time in this plot of data, called a spectrum, taken by NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

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  • Title: Dissecting the Wake of a Supernova Explosion
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2007-12-20
  • Rights: JPL

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