What would happen if Spitzer, Chandra(sekhar) and Newton got together to study a supernova? Impossible to say for us but we do have a collaboration of the Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory and XMM-Newton doing its best to learn more about exploding supernovas. 🙂
This image shows a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light as a bubbly cloud from an irregular 10 light year wide shock wave, generated by a supernova that would have been witnessed on Earth 3,700 years ago. The remnant itself, called Puppis A, is around 7,000 light-years away from Earth. The bright, lit up areas result from the shock wave slamming into surrounding clouds of dust and gas that fill the interstellar space in this region.