Photo: Ooooooo….’Spooky’; NGC 6960: The Witch’s Broom Nebula

10,000 years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light must suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was an exploding star and record the colorful expanding cloud as the Veil Nebula. Pictured is the west end of the Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) or less formally as the Witch’s Broom

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