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IC 1340 is the eastern segment of the Veil Nebula, itself also called the Cygnus Loop. It is the result of a supernova explosion visible from Earth about years ago. It is about light years away from Earth. IC 1340 is about 12 light-years across.

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Deep space, deep in the forest.. Troodos Mountains, Cyprus (by CostaDinos on Flickr)

Deep space, deep in the forest.. Troodos Mountains, Cyprus (by CostaDinos on Flickr)

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