Cygnus Loop and Location of Veil Nebula

Cygnus Loop and Location of Veil Nebula

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News release ID: STScI-2015-29
Release Date: Sep 24, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
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[Left] – This is a sky survey image of the Veil Nebula, a 110-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star that exploded about 8,000 years ago in the constellation Cygnus.

[Center] – This is a ground-based telescope image of a 15-light-year-long stretch of the eastern portion of the nebula.

[Right] – This image shows a two-light-year-wide segment of the remnant as photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble resolves tangled rope-like filaments of glowing gases.

Annotated Observations, Hubble Heritage, Nebulas, Stars, Supernovae, Supernova Remnants


NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), Digitized Sky Survey ((DSS) STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO), and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage) and WIYN/NOAO/AURA/NSF