Explore the fascinating Veil Nebula in this new Hubble image shared by NASA


Keeping the November Nebula on momentum, NASA shared an electrifying image of the Veil Nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Located 2100 light years from Earth, the nebula is a remnant of a supernova and resides in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan), making it a relatively close neighbor in astronomical terms. “This supernova remnant, called the Veil Nebula, is the result of an explosion from a star 20 times more massive than our Sun (sic),” a tweet shared by NASA Hubble said.

According to the NASA statement, this image was processed using new techniques that brought out the finer details of the nebula’s delicate threads and ionized gas filaments. “To create this colorful image, observations were taken by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument using five different filters. New post-processing methods have further improved the details of the double-ionized oxygen emissions. (seen here in blue), ionized hydrogen and ionized nitrogen (seen here in red), ”the statement added.

According to the administration’s explanation, this nebula is the visible part of Cygnus Loop, the remnant of a supernova that formed about 10,000 years ago after the death of a star 20 times the mass of the Sun. . This star – which was 20 times the mass of the Sun – lived fast and died young, ending its life in a cataclysmic release of energy. Despite this stellar violence, shock waves and supernova debris have sculpted the delicate network of ionized elements of the Veil Nebula gas – creating a scene of startling astronomical beauty, ”said NASA.

The Veil Nebula stretches a breathtaking distance and Hubble has captured only a small part of it in this image. Interestingly, it is in the Hubble Caldwell Catalog, which is a collection of astronomical objects captured by the telescope and those visible to astronomers in the sky. It comes after Hubble shared the image of a “cosmic ribbon” resulting from another supernova explosion.

DEM L249 “Cosmic tape” resulting from a supernova explosion

This stunning image features the remains of an explosion resulting from the death of a white dwarf star. Hubble captured this image while searching for surviving companions of white dwarf stars that became supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Below is the image to marvel at this entity in our universe.

Image: Twitter / @ NASAHubble


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