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Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST),Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope,Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light, Chandra X-ray Telescope
Size: 1835 x 1348
This false-color image from three of NASA's Great Observatories provides one example of a star that died in a fiery supernova blast. Called Cassiopeia A, this supernova remnant is located 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.
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