Friday, July 04, 2008
This is SN 1006 Supernova Remnant, the brightest in recorded human history. It lit up the sky in the year 1006 AD, and it still lights up the skies in a great cosmic light show! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, y'all! Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue!
Credit: X-ray--NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G,Cassam-Chenai/J. Hughes et al: Radio--NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical--Middlebury College/F. Winkler/NOAO/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS