Hubble captures a fantastical view of the Veil Nebula

Hubble captures a fantastical view of the Veil Nebula

See that diaphanous cylinder of fuel above? That is the Veil Nebula — the supernova remnant of a star that exploded 5,000 to eight,000 years in the past — as captured by the Hubble telescope. This shot of the gossamery construction appears much more detailed in comparison with earlier makes an attempt, because of Hubble’s Broad Area Digital camera three, which used six fields of view for magnification. That is the identical digital camera that was hooked up to the area telescope throughout its final servicing mission in 2009, and the identical one used to take a clearer, haunting photograph of the Pillars of Creation earlier this yr.

Every colour represents a unique sort of fuel (the hues have been added throughout submit-processing), with the blue elements being the most well liked areas. The wispier, fainter filaments are additionally older than the brighter, sharper ones. Notice that what you are seeing right here is definitely only a teensy portion of the supernova remnant in a area generally known as the “Witch’s Broom Nebula,” and the entire thing is definitely a lot, a lot bigger than this.

[Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team]

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