Astronomers Capture Unprecedented View of Supernova Remnant N132D, Blasting Valuable Elements into Space

TOKYO, Japan – In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have captured an unprecedented view of the exploded star, supernova remnant N132D, located 160,000 light-years away. This star, which was 15 times bigger than our sun, exploded 3,000 years ago, blasting valuable elements like iron, calcium, sulfur, silicon, and argon into space. A powerful new observatory orbiting Earth, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission), in collaboration with NASA, detected the remnants of …

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