Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, N 132D
Intricate wisps of glowing gas float amid a myriad of stars in this image created by combining data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The gas is a supernova remnant, cataloged as N132D, ejected from the explosion of a massive star that occurred some 3,000 years ago. This titanic explosion took place in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby neighbor galaxy of our own Milky Way.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA