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See it: NASA releases gorgeous new images of famous nebula in new detail

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NASA this week released images taken by the Hubble telescope showing the remnants of 8,,000-year-old supernova, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The supernova remaints, known as the Veil Nebula, was visible in the night sky thousands of years ago as what looked like a bright star outshining the others. What prehistoric people couldn’t see was that it was a star dying or exploding, a process known to scientists as a supernova. What’s left behind is what Hubble has captured.

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The orbiting telescope captured an iridescent cloud of dust and debris in a shape that resembles a bridal veil — but this cloud is massive. It’s 110 light years across, or roughly 63,000 times the distance between the earth and the sun, the Chronicle reports. The new images are the most detailed ones ever seen.

“Astronomers are comparing these new images to ones taken by Hubble in 1997. This comparison allows scientists to study how the nebula has expanded since it was photographed over 18 years ago, ” a statement from NASA reads. “The supernova that created the Veil Nebula would have been briefly visible to our very distant ancestors about 8,000 years ago as a bright ‘new star’ in the northern sky.”

The videos below, posted to the Hubble’s and NASA’s YouTube accounts respectively, show a “flyover” detail of the nebula and a video zoom from earth to the nebula.


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Dying to work: Robert Reich on ‘reopening’ while COVID-19 continues to claim lives

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Most of Europe and all fifty states of the US are in various stages of “reopening.” But why, exactly?

The pandemic is still with us. After the first tentative steps to ease the lockdown in Germany – the most successful large European country to halt the spread of the virus thanks to massive testing – the disease has shown signs of spreading faster.

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Fox News legal analyst: ‘I will defend to the death’ Twitter’s right to fact check Trump

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Wednesday shot down President Donald Trump's threat to regulate Twitter after the company fact checked one of his tweets.

A note added to the president's tweet encouraged users to "get the facts about mail-in ballots," which Trump had wrongly called "no less than substantially fraudulent."

"We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen," Trump wrote in response to the fact check.

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Stock-dumping GOP senator faces swift backlash for claiming ‘total exoneration’ after DOJ drops probe

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on Wednesday took a victory lap hours after the United States Department of Justice announced that it had dropped its investigation into her stock trading activities during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Just like Donald Trump, I've been completely and totally exonerated," she wrote on Twitter before then taking a shot at "the fake news media, career politicians, and Swamp elites who thought they were going to take me down."

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