The oldest recorded supernova was observed by the Chinese in 185 A.D., when documenting a mysterious guest star that remained in the sky for eight months. This is a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented supernova, named RCW 86. Data from four different space telescopes were used to create this image.
A young and exceptionally bright supernova remnant in our Galaxy. Located toward the center of the Milky Way, about 14,700 light years from Earth.
160,000 light years away in a large magellanic cloud 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material.
At a distance of 1,500 light years the Orion Nebula is one of the closest star formation regions from Earth.
Massive young stars captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.