Puppis A Supernova Remnant : Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about light-years away. At that distance, this colorful telescopic field based on broadband.
The glowing wisps of nebula NGC 6979 resulted from a supernova, the explosion of a massive star, over 5000 years ago. The nebula makes up part of the Cygnus Loop, along with Pickering's Triangular Wisp and the well-known Veil Nebula.
Rolf Wahl Olsen of New Zealand created this display of the rarely imaged core of the multiple star system, Rho Ophiuchi. A deep exposure brings out the delicate whirling clouds in an area which the human eye would find difficult to discern.