Sunday, January 11, 2009

First 3-D Fly-Through of a Supernova Remnant

Ever wanted to see what a 3-D flight through a star that exploded around 330 years ago looks like? Well now you can.

The combined technologies of three of NASA’s observatories have provided us with this little beauty.

Her name is Cassiopeia A, and a turquoise dot in the middle of the orb is the only remnant of this now dead star. The outer shell represents the rest of the scattered remains. 3-D imaging technology has now provided astronomers and dreamers a fantastic trip through the supernova remnant. Take a look!

The universe is awesome…awe some!

(Read about it on National Geographic. Image found here.)

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