Zooming on Cas A

This video shows a zoom into the remnant of the supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A), located ten thousand light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star?s shattered fragments.

Akira Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and ESA/Hubble

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Release date:29 August 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0609
Duration:51 s

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