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August 2, 2007 04:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-30

Uncovering the Veil Nebula

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Image: Veil Nebula - Segment #2

Veil Nebula - Segment #2

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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.

Object Name: Veil Nebula

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Acknowledgment: J. Hester (Arizona State University)

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