July 4, 2016

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060

Located in the direction of the constellation Dorado in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the resplendent object known as NGC 2060 is the aftermath of a supernova. These powerful explosions serve as the death knell for massive stars, blasting heated matter out into surrounding space at great speed.

Image Credit: ESO

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