<p><strong>Located some 20,000 light-years away from Earth, <a href="http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/supernovae-article/">supernova</a> remnant G292.0+1.8 shines in a multicolored cloud of oxygen (yellow and orange), magnesium (green), and silicon and sulfur (blue).</strong></p><p dir="ltr">This newly processed image, released July 22, commemorates the 15th anniversary of NASA's <a href="http://chandra.harvard.edu/15th/">Chandra X-ray observatory</a>. Researchers rely on Chandra to study high-energy events throughout the universe, including the violent death of stars known as supernovae. (See: <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140424-superbright-supernova-gravitational-lens-science/">"Astronomers Solve Mystery of Superbright Supernova."</a>)</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—Jane J. Lee</em></p>

Shiny Supernova

Located some 20,000 light-years away from Earth, supernova remnant G292.0+1.8 shines in a multicolored cloud of oxygen (yellow and orange), magnesium (green), and silicon and sulfur (blue).

This newly processed image, released July 22, commemorates the 15th anniversary of NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory. Researchers rely on Chandra to study high-energy events throughout the universe, including the violent death of stars known as supernovae. (See: "Astronomers Solve Mystery of Superbright Supernova.")

—Jane J. Lee

Photograph by Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, NASA/CXC/SAO

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