For the 15th anniversary of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, NASA has released four new visuals of supernova remnants. The gorgeous images show the remains of the Crab Nebula, Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Chandra was launched into space by shuttle mission STS-93 in 1999. Its x-ray allows it to photograph space entities without the Earth’s shadow.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary
“The Tycho and G292.0+1.8 supernova remnants show expanding debris from an exploded star and the associated shock waves,” NASA wrote on the observatory’s website. “The images of the Crab Nebula and 3C58 show how neutron stars produced by a supernova can create clouds of high-energy particles.”

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Many more photos taken by Chandra are available online at the observatory’s webpage.

(Images: Chadra)