Hubble Revisits Veil Nebula

According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully reviisited the Veil Nebula. It has also taken a more beautiful image with more precise details.

The Veil Nebula is in the Cygnus constellation. nearly 2,100 light years away from Earth. The Nebula is the visible portion of the nearby Cygnus Loop which is a supernova remnant formed about 10,000 years earlier. Its formation was due to the death of a 20 times more massive star than the Sun.

Hubble veil nebula

To create the colorful image, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument had taken observations using five different filters.

The star supposed to have died young had produced tremendous shockwaves. And, the debris from the supernova sculpted the Veil Nebula’s delicate tracery of ionized gas creating a scene of surprising astronomical beauty.

  • April 3, 2021
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