Space

Amazing Telescope Image Displays 'Ghostly' Aftermath of Death of Giant Star

By Aazam

The NASA Exoplanet Twitter account became NASA Exoplanet and NASA Goddard was NASA Ghoul-Dard.

The James Webb Space Telescope updated its Heavenly Pillars of Creation portrait to give it a hellish vibe.

On Monday, the European Southern Observatory completed the spooky drama with a photo of the ghostly remains of a giant star.

This is a massive 554-million-pixel image that depicts a cosmic miracle, called the Vela supernova remnant.

In the spirit of Halloween, may I remind you that a supernova remnant isn't just the leftover corpse of a star.

It's the equivalent of chopping up that corpse and spreading its pieces across space.

It's the equivalent of chopping up that corpse and spreading its pieces across space.

Technically, this view is made up of multiple observations made by a wide-field camera called OmegaCam.

Which has a staggering 268 million-pixel capacity. There are various filters on the device that allow the beautiful colors of the image to shine through.

Char was used to create the color scheme on Vela, specifically magenta, blue, green and red.

To be clear, this means the image is colored. In space, the remnant might not look so rainbow-like