Cassiopeia A (Cas A) supernova remnant

The remains of a supernova explosion created using embroidery.
Royal Astronomical Society

Title: Cassiopeia A (Cas A) supernova remnant


"This square is based on an image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory showing the location of different elements in the remains of the supernova explosion: silicon (red), sulphur (yellow), calcium (green) and iron (purple). The blast wave from the explosion is seen as the blue outer ring."

Maker: Anne Evans, Engineer

Techniques used: Hand embroidery over multicoloured voile