About This Image
A horseshoe-shaped cloud of gas is all that remains of a massive star that exploded 3,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This supernova remnanat, N132D, floats in a sea of stars.
Acknowledgment: J.C. Green (Univ. of Colorado) and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) GTO Team; NASA/CXO/SAOLearn more in NewsCenter HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this image, along with its original news release and all related images.