Red Ribbon Greetings of the Season

Red Ribbon Greetings of the Season

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News release ID: STScI-2008-22
Release Date: Nov 11, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

A delicate ribbon of gas floating in our galaxy, this is a thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion more than 1,000 years ago. In 1006 A.D., observers recorded SN 1006, an explosion of a white dwarf star nearly 7,000 light-years away.

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Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae, Supernova Remnants

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Acknowledgment: W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)