January 5, 2007
DEM L238 and DEM L249 are two supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud. X-ray data from NASA's Chandra and ESA's XMM-Newton observatories suggest that the stars responsible for these debris fields were unusually young when they were destroyed by thermonuclear explosions. The large field-of-view is a composite image of DEM L238 (right) and DEM L249, Chandra X-ray data in blue and optical data in white.
Topics: Technology Internet, Supernovae, Supernova remnants, Astronomy, X-ray, Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey, XMM-Newton, Stellar evolution, Large Magellanic Cloud, Supernova, Chandra X-ray Observatory