Chandra Captures Tuscan’s Heart
NASA’s Chandra observatory captured this false-color, x-ray image of the young star cluster NGC 346. The heart-shaped cloud sits in the central region of the Tuscan constellation. X-ray images reveal a cluster that is eight million-degrees Celsius and 100 light years across. Evidence suggests that the hot cloud is the remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred thousands of years ago.
Credit: NASA/CXC/U.Liege/Y.Nazé et al.