Hubble Cygnus captures incredible image of supernova blast wave – RT World News

Hubble Cygnus captures incredible image of supernova blast wave - RT World News

The Hubble Space Telescope has recovered countless breathable images during its 30-year mission. The latest example is an incredible image of a supernova explosion wave that was about 2,600 light-years from Earth.

The explosion of powerful stars in the constellation Cygnus swan occurred as soon as a dead star became extinct. The star was about 20 times larger than our Sun, and its destructive death probably occurred 10,000 and 20,000 years ago.



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The beautiful image shows a small portion of the blast wave that remains in the context of astonishing astronomical events. The remnants from the millennial supernova have extended 60 light-years from its center.

Interestingly, the remnants continue to expand at an impressive speed of 350 kilometers per second. Since the explosion, the Star Shapel has been mixed with a low-density inter-centrifugal material, making it a great screen-like structure for capturing photos.

On its way back in 1991, Hubble Cygnus captured another image of a supernova explosion wave, capturing a small portion of the remnant.

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