Cygnus Loop: Blast Wave from a Stellar Time-Bomb
Cygnus Loop: Blast Wave from a Stellar Time-Bomb
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News release ID: STScI-1995-49
Release Date: Nov 29, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
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High speed gas from a supernova explosion slams into dark cooler clouds of interstellar material. Shocked and heated by this tidal wave of energy, the clouds glow in bright, neon-like colors. (Image Released: February 1995)


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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Stars, Supernovae, Supernova Remnants

Credits

Credit: Jeff Hester (Arizona State University) and NASA