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Supernova Remnant G266.2-1.2

NASA – G266.2-1.2 was produced by the explosion of a massive star in the Milky Way galaxy. A Chandra observation of this supernova remnant reveals the presence of extremely high-energy particles produced as the shock wave from this explosion expands into interstellar space. In this image, the X-rays from Chandra (purple) have been combined with optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey (red, green, and blue).

Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Morehead State Univ/T.Pannuti et al, Optical: DSS

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