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This picture is a composite of Horsehead Nebula images taken by the European Southern Observatory’s KUEYEN telescope at Paranal in Learn more about this photo:

Streaming Dark Nebulas near B44. Antares, a star so bright that the pictured dust reflects its light, giving it a distinct yellow hue. Light from the blue star on the image left creates a surrounding blue reflection nebula named IC 4605. B44 and IC 4605 lies about 500 light years distant toward the constellation of the Scorpion. Credit: Thomas V. Davis (tvdavisastropix.com)

Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) Explanation: Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble -- maybe Macbeth should have consulted the Witch Head Nebula. The suggestively shaped reflection nebula is associated with the bright star Rigel in the constellation Orion. More formally known as IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula spans about 50 light-years and is composed of interstellar dust grains reflecting (...)…

Galaxy NGC 4945

This image provides a view into the central region of a galaxy that is similar in overall appearance to our own Milky Way, but contains a muc...