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7,500 years ago star exploded in a supernova leaving the Cygnus Loop : Records/ Significance?


As per David Frawley and others, the oldest Rg Veda Mantram is 6500 BCE  (I am yet to verify this).

I need to verify whether this event is recorded in any text…, as a legend, custom or observation or in a mantra.. just saving the data here..

Source: “Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2009 December 1
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NGC 6992: Filaments of the Veil Nebula
Credit & Copyright: Daniel Lopez (Observatorio del Teide)

Explanation: Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star. About 7,500 years ago that star exploded in a supernova leaving the Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop. At the time, theexpanding cloud was likely as bright as a crescent Moon, remaining visible for weeks to people living at the dawn of recorded history. Today, the resulting supernova remnant has faded and is now visible only through a small telescope directed toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). The remaining Veil Nebula is physically huge, however, and even though it lies about 1,400 light-years distant, it covers over five times the size of the full Moon. In images of the complete Veil Nebulastudious readers should be able to identify the above filaments on the lower left. The above image is a mosaic from the 2.5-meterIsaac Newton Telescope at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands.”

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Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

December 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

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