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Spectacular photos of Supernovae and their remnants

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The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was used to obtain images of a violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust known as N 63A. This beautiful supernova remnant is roughly 160,000 light-years away. Supernovae are massive stellar explosions that can occur at the end of a star's life cycle. A supernova may radiate more energy in weeks or months than the our sun will produce in its lifetime.


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