Galactic light show

When a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way, it left behind an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0. Here, multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra (blue). The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from Hubble.

Aloha – Although I’m continuing to promote the Salt Lake City Comic Con this coming weekend I don’t want to get lost in one of the objectives of this blog, to bring highlights from the galaxy.  NASA released a series of photos promoting International Year of Light.  As the Demeter series is limited to the range between the Sagittarius and Perseus
Arms of the galaxy, the characters have yet to experience some of the most interesting aspects of the known universe.  Check out NASA’s release of pictures (link below).  Which do you think ranks #1 for most interesting and/or beautiful photos?

The notes on this one, “After a massive star exploded in a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way, it left behind this beauty – an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30975047