Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Supernova N49 has million-degree gas at it's center and cooler gases around the outside. It is the brightest supernova remnant within the LMC and has an extremely powerful magnetic field, which gives it the classification of "magnetar". The blast occurred over 160,000 years ago, though it appears younger because it is so far away.
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