PIA21088: Supernova SN 2014C (Optical and X-Ray)
 Target Name:  NGC 7331
 Mission:  Chandra X-ray Observatory
 Instrument:  Chandra X-ray Telescope
 Product Size:  864 x 864 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  SDSS
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This visible-light image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C .

The inset images are from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, showing a small region of the galaxy before the supernova explosion (left) and after it (right). Red, green and blue colors are used for low, medium and high-energy X-rays, respectively.

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X-ray images: NASA/CXC/CIERA/R.Margutti et al; Optical image: SDSS

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