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Supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 and surrounding region | ESO/NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage team (STScI/AURA)/F. Vogt et al.
Astronomy

Here Are Images of the First Stellar Remnant Found Beyond the Milky Way

Astronomers have published photographs of colorful gas and dust strands left behind by a supernova found within the constellation Tucana, the toucan, located 200,000 light-years from Earth.

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows wisps of gas forming the supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219, seen in blue at the center. Part of the massive star-forming region N76 is seen at the lower right of the image in green and pink. | NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage team (STScI/AURA)
The Small Magellanic Cloud, seen in the constellation Tucana (the toucan) | Davide De Martin/ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
The supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 shows up dramatically in this image, created by combining data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope. The blue dot just below center was discovered to be an isolated neutron star with a weak magnetic field, the first such neutron star identified outside the Milky Way. | ESO/NASA