Researchers use these data to learn more about the physics of Cassiopeia A’s explosion and the expanding aftermath of the debris
One supernova explosion is enough to pack a punch, but can two go off at the same time?
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has imaged the intricate and energetic features within the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
“Now we can do real astrophysical analysis on the burst source and the galaxy that harbours it,” says James Cordes of Cornell University
A blast from the past has allowed an age for the youngest X-ray binary to be estimated.