Highly distorted supernova remnant seen by Chandra X-ray Observatory

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant known as W49B (shown here) may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a rotating star. Visit the Chandra X-ray Observatory Web site to read more.

 

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