section of a supernova remnant
This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago.
Observations from JPL's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 contributed to this image showing a delicate ribbon of gas floating eerily in space.

To learn more about the image, visit http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/22/ .

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