Hubble Captures the Supernova Remnant 1E 0102.2-7219

Featured in this Hubble image is an expanding, gaseous corpse — a supernova remnant — known as 1E 0102.2-7219. It is the remnant of a star that exploded long ago in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way located roughly 200 000 light-years away. 

Because the gaseous knots in this supernova remnant are moving at different speeds and directions from the supernova explosion, those moving toward Earth are colored blue in this composition and the ones moving away are shown in red. This new Hubble image shows these ribbons of gas speeding away from the explosion site at an average speed of 3.2 million kilometers per hour. At that speed, you could travel to the Moon and back in 15 minutes. 

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)

About the Image

Id:heic2102a
Type:Observation
Release date:15 January 2021, 10:00
Related releases:heic2102
Size:2160 x 1294 px

About the Object

Name:1E 0102.2-7219
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 4 0.25
Position (Dec):-72° 2' 3.51"
Field of view:1.41 x 0.85 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.2° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
b
467 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
z(H-beta)
492 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha + NII
657 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
z(H-alpha + NII)
665 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
z(OIII)
508 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
SII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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