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New Delhi: Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have stumbled upon a little colourful jellyfish nebula - an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.
This colourful nebula officially named as IC 443, is the remnant of a supernova lying 5,000 light years from Earth. It is located in the constellation Gemini, at an approximate distance of 5,000 light years from Earth.
According to NASA, new observations by Chandra X-ray Observatory show that the explosion that created the Jellyfish Nebula may have also formed a peculiar object located on the southern edge of the remnant, called CXOU J061705.3+222127, or J0617 for short. The object is likely a rapidly spinning neutron star, or pulsar.
Here is a look at the incredible image:
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