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  Cygnus Loop Nebula

Cygnus Loop Nebula
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Uploader comment: Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away, and is a supernova remnant, left over from a massive stellar explosion that occurred between 5,000 to 8,000 years ago.


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