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Tycho Supernova: Still Sending Shockwaves (NASA, Chandra, 12/4/08) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Tycho Supernova: Still Sending Shockwaves (NASA, Chandra, 12/4/08)

<Editor's Note: There's hot current news of how scientists have discovered the source of Tycho's supernova. Danish astromoner Tycho Brahe first saw this in 1572 without a telescope. It hung around for 16 months and then vanished from the naked-eye view. It's a cool story.

 

If you want to read a lot more about the supernova, these links will take you to a great Chandra image of Tycho's supernova taken in 2005:

 

www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2005/05-...

 

chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/tycho/

 

Enjoy!

 

Image credit:

NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren & J.Hughes et al.

 

p.s. You can see all of our Chandra photos in the Chandra Group in Flickr at: www.flickr.com/groups/chandranasa/ We'd love to have you as a member!

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