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Cygnus Loop

The Cygnus Loop

This supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus, known as the Cygnus Loop, is roughly 20,000 years old. It is generally circular in shape except for a break-out towards the south. In addition, there are many bright, filamentary structures.

PSPC IMAGE
ROSAT PSPC Image of Cygnus Loop
HRI IMAGE
ROSAT HRI Image of Cygnus Loop



 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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