An Ultraviolet view of Cygnus loop.

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The Cygnus Loop is a giant supernova remnant. It is the remains of a star that exploded 8,000 years ago. The distance to it is estimated at about 2100 light years from Earth. 

The visual portion of the Cygnus Loop is also known as the Veil Nebula.Because of its immense size, it contains several individually named objects, including NGC 6992 and IC 1340 on the left side as well as NGC 6960 and Pickering's Triangle on the right. 

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