Hubble captures a fantastical perspective of a Veil Nebula

September 26, 2015 - photo frame

See that flimsy cylinder of gas above? That’s a Veil Nebula — a supernova vestige of a star that exploded 5,000 to 8,000 years ago — as prisoner by a Hubble telescope. This shot of a gossamery structure looks a lot some-more minute compared to prior attempts, interjection to Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, that used 6 fields of perspective for magnification. That’s a same camera that was trustworthy to a space telescope during a final servicing goal in 2009, and a same one used to take a clearer, haunting photo of a Pillars of Creation progressing this year.

Each tone represents a opposite form of gas (the hues were combined during post-processing), with a blue tools being a hottest areas. The wispier, fainter filaments are also comparison than a brighter, crook ones. Note that what you’re saying here is indeed only a dwarfed apportionment of a supernova vestige in a segment famous as a “Witch’s Broom Nebula,” and a whole thing is indeed much, most incomparable than this.

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

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