Close-up of the Veil Nebula showing its wispy structure
This image is a stunning close-up of the Veil Nebula - the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded some 5-10,000 years ago. The image provides a beautiful view of the delicate, wispy structure resulting from this cosmic explosion. Also known as Cygnus Loop, the Veil Nebula is located in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan, and is about 1,500 light-years away from Earth.
Credit: NASA - ESA - Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration