SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Space Eye, Jupiter Blast, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Space Eye, Jupiter Blast, More
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July 23, 2009--Supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219, the debris of an exploded star, is seen in a new image combining data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. The explosion would have been visible from Earth's Southern Hemisphere more than a thousand years ago.

The picture marks the tenth anniversary of Chandra, which, shortly after blinking on, imaged the same explosion in 1999, though to decidedly drabber effect. (See more of Chandra's "puffballs in outer space" and read more about the supernova remnants on Breaking Orbit.)
—Photograph courtesy NASA/CXC/MIT/D.Dewey et al. & NASA/CXC/SAO/J.DePasquale
 
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