PIA11213: Supernova Flashback
Target Name: Cassiopeia A
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: MIPS
Product Size: 1769 x 1341 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Goddard Space Flight Center
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The Cassiopeia A supernova's first flash of radiation makes six clumps of dust (circled in annotated version) unusually hot. The supernova remnant is the large white ball in the center. This infrared picture was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Dwek and R. Arendt

Image Addition Date:
2008-10-01