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Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118). It's reflection nebula which glows by reflecting light from the bright blue star Rigel in the constellation Orion. The nebular dust grains tend to absorb red light and reflect blue light. (Image credit: Steve Mazlin, Star Shadows Remote Observatory) Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp

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The Wich Head Nebula (IC 2118) is a reflection nebula about 1000 ly away in Orion. Its glow is derived from light reflected from the star Rigel.

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The Witch’s Head Nebula unveiled by NASA for Halloween is actually the home of baby stars just beginning their cosmic lives.

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Cosmic Ghost's Head The Ghost Head Nebula, NGC 2080, is actually a star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way Galaxy. [Pin It] Credit: Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris) et al., ESA, NASA

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Witch Head Nebula

The witch head #nebula - very appropriate for my bedroom - can I get this on a duvet or wall mural?

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Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in an infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory’s launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.

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