I have included a link on the left to my new blog (The Remnant...) and figured I would give a quick post regarding the image. The image is of a supernova remnant and can be found over at the Smithsonian Flickr page. The title reads:
"Chandra's X-ray image of the supernova remnant DEM L71 revealed a ten million-degree hot inner cloud (aqua) of glowing iron and silicon surrounded by an outer ring of 5 million-degree gas. An analysis of the Chandra data identified the inner cloud as the remains of a white dwarf star that exploded. The white dwarf pulled matter"