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Wallpaper: Supernova Remnant SN 1006

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Supernova Remnant SN 1006
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A ribbon of gas, a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago, floats in our galaxy. The supernova that created it was probably the brightest star ever seen by humans.

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

Acknowledgment: W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

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