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Picture of the Day - A Tantalising Veil

Published by Matt on Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:36 pm via: Hubble ESA
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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.

A Tantalising Veil. Credit: ESA & Digitized Sky Survey (Caltech)

A Tantalising Veil. Credit: ESA & Digitized Sky Survey (Caltech)

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