Cygnus Loop Nebula

Filigree and Shadow

Wispy tendrils of prohibited dirt and gas heat brightly in this ultraviolet picture of a Cygnus Loop Nebula, taken by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The effluvium lies about 1,500 light-years away, and is a supernova remnant, left over from a large stellar blast that occurred 5,000-8,000 years ago. The Cygnus Loop extends some-more than 3 times a distance of a full moon in a night sky, and is tucked subsequent to one of a ‘swan’s wings’ in a constellation of Cygnus.

The filaments of gas and dirt manifest here in ultraviolet light were exhilarated by a shockwave from a supernova, that is still swelling external from a strange explosion. The strange supernova would have been splendid adequate to be seen clearly from Earth with a exposed eye.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech