Blowing Cosmic Super Bubbles
Image Credit: early universe by Adolf Schuller
Some 200,000 light years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), Astronomers used Chandra to peer into one particular area of clouds of gas and plasma where stars are forming.
This area, known as N19, is filled with ionized hydrogen gas and it is where many massive stars are expelling dust and gas through stellar winds. When the X-ray data (blue and purple) are combined with the other wavelengths, researchers find evidence for the formation of a so-called superbubble.
Superbubbles are formed when smaller structures from individual stars and supernovas combine into one giant cavity.
Blowing Cosmic Super Bubbles from Chandra Harvard
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