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Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant in Hydrogen Emission A composite of both main (WFC3/UVIS) and parallel (Ans Roll mouse over labels Full/Annotated Full/Unannotated Cropped/Unannotated 3D MOVIE: A 3-D Look at the Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant More links: Hubblesite.org ESA/Hubble Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Lifting the Veil

Few astronomical objects change dramatically in a human's lifetime. We were fortunate that a portion of the 2015 Hubble WFC3 image was observed using Hubble's WFPC2 camera back in 1997. At the tremendous distance of the Cygnus Loop, roughly 2,100 light-years away, subtle motions of several shock fronts are visible over the 18 years span.

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant in Hydrogen Emission
A composite of both main (WFC3/UVIS) and parallel (ACS/WFC) observations
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3-D Flyover Visualization of Veil Nebula



Contributor Bill Blair Discusses the 2015 Hubble Heritage Observations of the Veil Nebula

Video Zoom into Veil Nebula