Monday, February 27, 2012

Horsehead Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion and was first recorded in 1888.

It is approximately 1500 light years from Earth and one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which is similar to that of a horse's head when viewed from Earth. (via Wikipedia)

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