Supernovae Remnents

Supernovae are some of the most spectacular events in the universe. Whether as the spectacular death of a high-mass star, or a white dwarf destroying itself after gorging itself on a nearby companion, these spectacular blasts can release more energy in a few hours, than out Sun will over the course of its entire lifetime! The resulting debris sweeps through the host galaxy like a snow plough, piling up in shock waves that we see as delicate tendils of nebulosity, giving bearly a hint of the incredible violence that underlies them.

NGC 6960
The Veil Nebula (West)

NGC 6974
The Veil Nebula

NGC 6995
The Veil Nebula (East)

M1 NGC 1952
The Crab Nebula

RCW 103

Vela Supernova