Image of the Day: A Supernova’s Mysterious Blue Bubble


A bright blue mystery bubble surrounded by a violent and fiery-looking mass of gas and dust that glows within a supernova remnant. The object, called N 63A, is what is left of a massive star that exploded, throwing its gaseous layers out into an already turbulent region. N 63A lies within a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, an irregular galaxy some 169,000 light-years away from the Milky Way.

Credit; NASA/ESA


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