The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the remnant of supernova DEM L 190, in a neighboring galaxy, 160,000 light-years from Earth.
Also called LMC N49, the supernova is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, and is located in the constellation of Dorado.
In an image taken by the NASA and European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope, and published by Russia Today yesterday, the remnants of the supernova appear in the form of long, thin threads of glowing gas, which are the remnants of the catastrophic death of a huge star, and the light of the explosion was visible to Earth billions of years ago. It will end up recycling its components to create a new star in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The world saw another image of DEM L 190, captured by the Hubble Telescope and released in 2003. However, with the inclusion of improved image processing methods, this magnificent celestial spectacle is even more impressive.
The stunning recent image was created using data from two different astronomical probes, with the help of Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), which was replaced by the more powerful Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), but during its operational life it has contributed to the cutting edge of science and produced a series of The amazing pictures of the universe.