Journey to the Pencil Nebula
Hubble images take you to the heart of the Vela Supernova Remnant.
Hubble imaging team members combined multiple images to create this imaginary journey to the Pencil Nebula. The zoom continues all the way to a small region of the Pencil Nebula's wispy filamentary structures. The nebula's shape suggests it is part of the supernova shock wave that recently encountered a region of dense gas.