Release Images

Release No.: 2013-28
For Release: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3:00pm

Mach 1000 Shock Wave Lights Supernova Remnant

Tycho Supernova

A photograph of the Tycho supernova remnant taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Low-energy X-rays (red) in the image show expanding debris from the supernova explosion and high energy X-rays (blue) show the blast wave, a shell of extremely energetic electrons.

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/K. Eriksen et al.; Optical (starry background): DSS