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Title: The Veil Nebula

Source: NASA

Information: NGC 6992, the Veil or Bridalveil Nebula is an expanding gas cloud remnant of a supernova. The supernova happened about 30 to 40,000 years ago and is roughly 70 light years in diameter. This nebula is a radio source, but not as strong as the much younger Crab Nebula. It is thought that the gas in the Crab Nebula will eventually spread out and resemble the Veil Nebula in 20,000 years or so.