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The Witch Head Nebula. It glows from light reflected from bright supergiant Rigel - Orion's left foot! Although Rigel is blue, the nebula is blue because the dust scatters blue light more efficiently than the longer wavelengths. (Image: George Greany) ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp

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Hubble Telescope Images When I was hunting around for color this week, I kept finding myself drawn to muted pastel palettes like this one, but then I landed on the HubbleSite… The NASA site for all things Hubble Space Telescope-related is really interesting (because, space…) but also surprisingly pretty and engaging. They have a print...Read More »

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Butterfly Nebula

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IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion.