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Hubble uncovers the Veil Nebula

A simulation of the Veil Supernova explosion (c) ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser and L. L. Christensen)

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— 31 July 2007 13:00 GMT | Astronomy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed three magnificent sections of the Veil Nebula - the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded some 5-10.000 years ago. The new Hubble images provide beautiful views of the delicate, wispy structure resulting from this cosmic explosion…