Panning across the Pencil Nebula, a strangely-shaped leftover from a vast explosion
This video gives a close-up view of the oddly shaped Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) in a new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. This nebula is a small part of a huge remnant left over after a supernova explosion that took place about 11 000 years ago. The image was produced by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile.
About the Video
|Release date:||12 September 2012, 12:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
• X - Nebulae