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Supernova Seen In Two Lights
Mission: Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope, XMM-NewtonSpacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)Instrument: Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS), XMM-Newton X-ray ID#: PIA18468
Puppis A, around 7,000 light-years away, is seen in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.
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Life and Death in a Star-Forming Cloud
Mission: Herschel Space Observatory, XMM-NewtonInstrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, XMM-Newton X-ray ID#: PIA16464
W44 is located around 10,000 light-years away, within a forest of dense star-forming clouds in the constellation of Aquila, the Eagle. This image combines data from ESA's Herschel and XXM-Newton space observatories.