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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

The glowing eye of NGC 6751 in the constellation Aquila, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center. Credit: HST/NASA/ESA

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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Space Dresses Up For Halloween, Too

Space Dresses Up For Halloween, Too, The Fiery Owl Nebula.

Eyes in the Sky - NGC 2207 and IC 2163 met and began a sort of gravitational tango about 40 million years ago. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/Vassar

Ghost-Like Nebula Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai (JPL) [Full Story]The ghost-like nebula, IRAS 05437+2502, includes a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by the IRAS satellite in infrared light in 1983. This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows many new details, but has not uncovered a clear cause of the bright sharp arc.

VdB 152: A Ghost in Cepheus -- "Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint."

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They Came From Outer Space

the central regions of the Perseus galaxy cluster reveals evidence of the turmoil that has wracked the cluster for hundreds of millions of years. http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2000/perseus/

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Spooky Astronomy, part 4

Spooky Astronomy, part 4 | NASA Blueshift