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A Tantalising Veil

A Tantalising Veil

Date: 14 November 1997
Depicts: Cygnus Loop, Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, NGC 6960, Witch's Broom Nebula, 52 Cygni, HR 7942
Copyright: ESA & Digitized Sky Survey (Caltech)

This delicate Hubble Space Telescope image shows a tiny portion of the Cygnus loop, a supernova remnant in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. Measurements on this super-detailed image of a cosmic veil shows that the original supernova explosion took place only 5000 years ago.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 19:52 UT

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