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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Astronomy Tuesday

These wisps of color, like a silk scarf blowing in the breeze, are called the Veil Nebula.

It's the remnants of a supernova that would have been easily visible from Earth 7000 years ago, almost as bright as a waxing moon before fading back into invisibility after a few weeks. I wonder what the humans of the time, for whom the wheel was the cool new technology, made of the spectacle.

Credit & Copyright: Mikael Svalgaard

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