Detox Supernova in 3D (Part 1)

January 6, 2009 — Leave a comment

Cardiff University’s Dr. Haley Gomez has been a busy girl! You may have seen this item today: a 3D supernova remnant modelled by a team of astronomers, including Dr. Gomez.

Using X-Ray images, and infrared data, the team led by Dr Tracey DeLaney of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, created the visualisation of the supernova to get a more complete understanding of how the explosion happened.

The group of researchers unveiled some interesting features in Cassiopeia A, particularly high velocity plumes and jets leading out and shown in yellow in the above image.

[Cardiff press release] [Chandra press release with video]

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