Last update: December 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features a striking view of the Cygnus Loop nebula, which is a large supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Cygnus.
The nebula, which is located about 1,500 light-years from our planet, was formed during the explosive death of a massive star about 10,000 – 20,000 years ago.
Hot dust and gas can be seen glowing brightly in this ultraviolet image captured by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
Image Credit: NASA