Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer

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CHANDRA FINDS OXYGEN AND NEON RING IN ASHES OF EXPLODED STAR
Press Release, January 14, 2000
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The oxygen in supernova remnant E0102-72 is seen here shining brightly with X-rays of a single energy. The Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating/Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer creates a distinct image for each of the individual X-ray energies emitted by oxygen, neon and other elements ejected by the explosion.

Additional images from the E0102-72 observation:

High
velocities
measured

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Tiff (258 k)
caption

Elements
separated
in X-rays

Gif (30 k)
PS (152 k)
caption

A color
close-up
 

Gif (30 k)
PS (123 k)
caption