NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful photograph of the remnants of a long-dead star.

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2016, 21:20 PM IST
NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!
Photo Credits: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA, Y. Chu

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful photograph of the remnants of a long-dead star.

The image was captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope .

According to NASA, the rippling wisps of ionized gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160,000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors — the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The explosion that formed DEM L316A was an example of an especially energetic and bright variety of supernova, known as a Type Ia.

The LMC orbits the Milky Way as a satellite galaxy and is the fourth largest in our group of galaxies, the Local Group. DEM L316A is not the only supernova remnant in the LMC; Hubble came across another one in 2010 with SNR 0509, and in 2013 it snapped SNR 0519.