Ghosts of Supernovae
(Courtesy of the COMPTEL Collaboration)
This is a map of material spread across our Milky Way galaxy by various
supernova explosions. The Compton Observatory
produced it by mapping the gamma rays emitted from radioactive aluminum,
a substance produced during the explosions.
A service of the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics at
Goddard Space Flight Center
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Viewing The Violent Universe was created by
Joslyn Schoemer, Stephanie Leitner and Tom Chi.
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