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Stereo image of the Veil Nebula

Stereo image of the Veil Nebula

Date: 24 September 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

This is a stereo image of the Veil Nebula, using observations made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 1997 and in 2015. If looked at them cross-eyed these two-dimensional images are then combined by the brain to give the perception of 3D depth. This illusion is created due to the movements of the filaments between the two observations.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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