In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, four newly processed images of supernova remnants dramatically illustrate Chandra's unique ability to explore high-energy processes in the cosmos. The images of the Tycho and G292.0+1.8 supernova remnants show how Chandra can trace the expanding debris of an exploded star and the associated shock waves that rumble through interstellar space at speeds of millions of miles per hour. The images of the Crab Nebula and 3C58 show how extremely dense, rapidly rotating neutron stars produced when a massive star explodes can create clouds of high-energy particles light years across that glow brightly in X-rays.

Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula, which gets its name from the shape, are the remains of a supernova that has become a pulsar that, with patience, you can see in the center of this.

This pulsar, a neutron star incredibly large mass, has its name by pressing the rotating speed and the emission of gamma rays as pulses. Rotates at a speed of 40 times per second, emitting such radiation pulses.

The image you see is a composition of the visible spectrum and X-ray transformed the visible spectrum, as almost all the images that have these colors as chanchis and many believe they are clusters of gas (which they are, but not visible).

Remarkable pieces of plasma supernova explosion, that light, I came to earth about the year 1000 and it was visible to the naked eye. Many history books speak of angels and stupidity of those gods (not exist) when referring to the explosion that should illuminate the sky a few months (just about two years).

The Crab Nebula is about 6500 light years in diameter and about 7 light-years, expanding at about 1500 km/s, almost-na.