Mar 11

Tycho's Supernova Remnant: Exploding Stars and Stripes

Source: Chandra

Very deep Chandra observation of the Tycho supernova remnant.
Image credit: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/K.Eriksen et al.

A long Chandra observation of Tycho has revealed a pattern of X-ray "stripes" never seen before in a supernova remnant.

This result could explain how some of the extremely energetic particles bombarding the Earth, called cosmic rays, are produced.(read  source)

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