Updated: March 19, 2021 11:57:26 am
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made a good habit of leaving netizens in awe with their mesmerising space content. Their latest post about a supernova remnant, too, is nothing less than extraordinary and has already racked up over 25, 000 likes on Instagram.
The image, shared on NASA’s Chandra X-ray’s Instagram account, features Supernova Remnant E0102 which was once a massive star, 200,000 light-years afar.
Check it out here:
According to a blog post by NASA, the supernova remnant was produced by a massive star that exploded in a nearby galaxy called the Small Magellanic Cloud.
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For the uninitiated, a supernova remnant is a structure that results from the explosion of a star in a supernova.
According to NASA, the phenomenon plays a pivotal role in our galaxy as it heats up the interstellar medium, distributes heavy elements throughout the galaxy and accelerates cosmic rays.
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