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Fraser
2006-Dec-01, 01:52 AM
Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer - NASA's three Great Observatories - teamed up to create this beautiful photograph of supernova remnant N49. Under visible light, this is the brightest remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It has a strange lopsided shape; unusual because most supernova remnants are spherical. The new data from the triplet of telescopes have revealed that the strange shape is happening because the remnant is expanding into a region of denser gas on one side.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/11/30/the-great-observatories-view-supernova-remnant-n49/)