Nasa shares Chandra X-ray picture of the astonishing supernova
- January 20, 2021
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has shared an amazing picture of a supernova captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory telescope. Nasa shared the picture of the supernova on its Instagram page. Chandra Observatory, as well, has shared the picture of the supernova.
Nasa said the telescope captured a bright source of light at the center of the supernova. Nasa said the wellspring of light at the center of the supernova remnant it captured is a neutron star.
On its Instagram post, Nasa stated, “The bright source at the center of supernova remnant RCW 103 is a neutron star.”
“Matter in a neutron star is packed together so tightly that a sugar-cube-sized amount of neutron star material would weigh more than 1 billion tons – roughly the weight of Mount Everest!”
A few social media clients shared their thoughts on the supernova picture. While some said the picture was beautiful, some called it intriguing.