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More Images of N49B
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Chandra X-ray Image of N49B
The Chandra image of N49B, the remains of an exploded star, shows a cloud of multimillion degree gas that has been expanding for about 10,000 years. The image has been color coded so that low, medium and high energy X-rays are represented as red, green and blue, respectively.
Scale: Images are 4 arcmin per side
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S.Park et al.)

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Chandra Magnesium Image of N49B
A specially processed version of Chandra's N49B reveals unexpectedly large concentrations of the element magnesium (blue-green). Magnesium, created deep inside the star and ejected in the supernova explosion, is usually associated with correspondingly high concentrations of oxygen. However, the Chandra data indicate that the amount of oxygen in N49B is not exceptional. This poses a puzzle as to how the excess magnesium was created, or, alternatively, how the excess oxygen has escaped detection.
Scale: Images are 4 arcmin per side
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S.Park et al.)

3
Chandra X-ray Image of N49B, Alternatively Smoothed
This Chandra image of supernova remnant N49B shows a cloud of multimillion degree gas that has been expanding for about 10,000 years.
Scale: Images are 4 arcmin per side
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S.Park et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 1 arcmin
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/S.Park et al.)


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