• Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A View from Spitzer Space Telescope

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    FOT1208498
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    RM Rights Managed
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    4.1 MB
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    Image Dimensions
    4200 x 4200 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    356 x 356 mm
    14.0 x 14.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
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    Description
    Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A View from Spitzer Space Telescope. This Spitzer false-colour image is a composite of data from the 24 micron channel of Spitzer's multiband imaging photometer (red), and three channels of its infrared array camera: 8 micron (yellow), 5.6 micron (blue), and 4. 8 micron (green). Stars are most prominent in the two shorter wavelengths, causing them to show up as turquoise. The supernova remnant is most prominent at 24 microns, arising from dust that has been heated by the supernova shock wave, and re-radiated in the infrared. The 8 micron data shows infrared emission from regions closely associated with the optically emitting regions. These are the densest regions being encountered by the shock wave, and probably arose from condensations in the surrounding material that was lost by the supernova star before it exploded.
    Uploader
    Samuel Corbyn-Manning
    Contributor
    World History Archive
    Date Taken
    2014-08-06
    Uploaded on
    2014-11-20
    Collection
    World History Archive
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
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