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E0102-72.3:
Chandra Finds Oxygen Ring in Ashes of Exploded Star


E0102-72.3
Credit: NASA/MIT

Chandra Image of Oxygen Ring in E0102-72. This X-ray image of the supernova remnant E0102-72 shows an expanding multimillion degree ring of oxygen that was created deep inside a massive star and hurled into space by the explosion of the star. The ring is about 30 light years across and contains more than a billion times the oxygen contained in the Earth's ocean and atmosphere. Images such as these provide unprecedented details about the creation and dispersal of heavy elements necessary to form planets like Earth. E0102-72 is in the Small Magellanic Cloud a small galaxy about 200,000 light years from Earth.

Fast Facts for E0102-72.3:
Credit  NASA/MIT
Scale  Image is 1 arcmin across.
Category  Supernovas & Supernova Remnants
Coordinates (J2000)  RA 01h 04m 02.40s | Dec -72 01' 55.30
Constellation  Tucana
Observation Dates  April 10, 2000
Observation Time  39 hours
Color Code  Intensity
Instrument  ACIS
Also Known As SN010102-72
Distance Estimate  190,000 light years
Release Date  January 14, 2000