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Image of the Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop
N.A.Sharp, REU program / AURA / NOAO / NSF
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Veil Nebula

This image shows part of the Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop. Over 40 light years across, the nebula is a supernova remnant created when a massive star exploded. Stars in the region cause the gas in the nebula, to glow.

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