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Reflections on the Horsehead Nebula

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zorg.ch
#82208 by @ 01.12.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Reflections on the Horsehead Nebula


Explanation:

Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation,
a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by
chance has assumed this recognizable shape.

Fittingly named the
Horsehead
Nebula
, it is some 1,500 light-years distant,
embedded in the vast Orion
cloud complex.

About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as
Barnard 33
and is visible only because its obscuring dust is
silhouetted against the glowing red
emission
nebula
IC 434.

Contrasting blue reflection
nebula
NGC 2023 is visible on the lower left.

In this gorgeous color
image
, both Horsehead and NGC 2023 seem to be caught in beams
of light shining from above -- but
the beams are actually just internal reflections
from bright star
Sigma
Orionis
, just off the upper edge
of the view.






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zorg.ch
#84275 by @ 05.02.2006 20:44 - nach oben -
gseet us wiä ä hand wo usem Näbel luegät.
zorg.ch
#84280 by @ 05.02.2006 22:29 - nach oben -
wa häsch graucht?
zorg.ch
#84552 by @ 11.02.2006 12:49 - nach oben -
awas, da isch kei hand hrr
zorg.ch
#84556 by @ 11.02.2006 13:01 - nach oben -
oder de mittelfinger wo zeigt woden hesch
zorg.ch
#82244 by @ 01.12.2005 22:45 - nach oben -
droge sind ebä glich no interessant.
zorg.ch
#82259 by @ 02.12.2005 14:35 - nach oben -
het wohl niemert s gegäteil behauptät
zorg.ch
#82260 by @ 02.12.2005 14:44 - nach oben -
mmhmm...
zorg.ch
#82261 by @ 02.12.2005 15:42 - nach oben -
du bisch defninitiv nöd berechtigt dich z üssere
zorg.ch
#82262 by @ 02.12.2005 15:49 - nach oben -
seisch bini usser konkurenz ;)