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Picture Album: NASA Great Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion

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NASA Great Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion
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A horseshoe-shaped cloud of gas is all that remains of a massive star that exploded 3,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This supernova remnanat, N132D, floats in a sea of stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: J.C. Green (Univ. of Colorado) and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) GTO Team; NASA/CXO/SAO

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