From the December 2012 issue

A vast variety of supernova remnants

When stars explode, their debris create beautiful images.
By | Published: December 21, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO & ESA; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Williams (NCSU)
In the February 2013 issue of Astronomy, Francis Reddy described the many ways suns can end their lives in “When stars go bang!” We didn’t have room to fit many of the beautiful supernova remnants that these explosions can create. So here are 10 more examples of the art of stellar deaths.