This awesome image, in fact, depicts such complex events. While this view is a spectacular view from our own view, for astronomers, each color describes different molecules and at the same time different energetic events.

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For example, in the case of the Spitzer telescope, red fine yarns indicate a large supernova afterglow.

The red thread counts of the supernova remnant known as HBH 3 ​​were first noticed in 1966 by radio telescopes. The residue also radiates in the visual field. The arms of the glowing material are probably the molecular sieve of the shock wave produced by the supernova. The energy created by the explosion caused the molecules to animate, causing red-emitting radiation (radiation).

The white bright clouds seen with this are star forming regions and are known by the names W3, W4 and W5. These areas extend far beyond the display.

Both the white star formation regions and the red yarns are about 6400 light years away.

HBH 3 ​​is about 150 light years in age and is among the largest known supernova remnants and probably the oldest: the explosion occurred a million years ago with 80 thousand.

In 2016, NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray telescope detected very high energy light near HBH 3. This event may have been caused by the strong particles scattered by the supernova explosion colliding with a gas in the neighboring star region.

This visual was produced with four large telescopes: the Hubble, the Chandra X-ray observatory, the Spitzer and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The Spitzer telescope will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on 25 August.

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