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A Tantalising Veil

A Tantalising Veil


Depicts: Cygnus Loop, Veil Nebula
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 5,000 years ago.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Aug-2022 09:57 UT

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