Veil Nebula - Segment #2

Veil Nebula - Segment #2

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News release ID: STScI-2007-30
Release Date: Aug 2, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This is a small portion of the Veil Nebula - the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The entire structure spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in November 1994 and August 1997.

Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Observations, Supernova Remnants


NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration;
Acknowledgment: J. Hester (Arizona State University)