NASA releases dazzling new images of galaxies, stars and supernova remnants

Space is truly

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They take what NASA calls a "multiwavelength’ approach, using data across multiple different spectra, from radio waves to gamma rays.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is a super powerful telescope named after the Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

In the year 2000, high school students used data from the telescope to discover a neutron star in supernova remnant IC 443.

A galaxy cluster image using data from the Chandra and Hubble telescopes.

According to NASA this is an image of one of the "brightest supernova explosions in centuries".

NASA describes Eta Carinae as "a volatile system containing two massive stars that closely orbit each other".

They’ve been put together using data, not just from Chandra, but from multiple other sources.

Not to be confused with the sick French band M83, NASA says M82 is a galaxy that is "oriented edge-on to Earth".

Now it’s helped produce some dazzling images of galaxies, stars, planetary nebulas and supernova remnants.

It provided the first light image of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.

When Fritz Zwicky discovered this galaxy in 1941, he said it was "one of the most complicated structures awaiting its explanation on the basis of stellar dynamics".

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