Asset Publisher

The Cygnus Loop

The Cygnus Loop

Depicts: Cygnus Loop
Copyright: Jeff Hester (Arizona State University) and NASA

This image shows a small portion of a nebula called the "Cygnus Loop." Covering a region on the sky six times the diameter of the full Moon, the Cygnus Loop is actually the expanding blastwave from a stellar cataclysm - a supernova explosion - which occurred about 15,000 years ago.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Jul-2024 14:58 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links