‘Ring’ in the Holidays with New Hubble Bubble Image

SNR 0509 is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgement: J. Hughes (Rutgers University)

>From a Hubble/ESA press release:

A festive, delicate ring -photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope — appears to float serenely in the depths of space, but this apparent calm hides an inner turmoil. The gaseous envelope formed as the expanding blast wave and ejected material from a supernova tore through the nearby interstellar medium. Called SNR B0509-67.5 (or SNR 0509 for short), the bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth.

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