Panning across the Pencil Nebula, a strangely-shaped leftover from a vast explosion

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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. 

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Music: Disasterpeace

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About the Video

Id:eso1236b
Release date:12 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1236
Duration:01m 01s

About the Object

Name:NGC 2736
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae

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