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.
Object Name: Veil Nebula
Image Type: Astronomical
Acknowledgment: J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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