Rosette nebula

Rosette nebula

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Credit: J-P METSAVAINIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rosette nebula. This is an emission nebula, a huge cloud of gas and dust that glows as the hydrogen it contains is ionised by radiation from the hot young stars that have formed within it. The rosette nebula lies 5000 light years from Earth in the constellation Monoceros.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dust lane, emission nebula, lanes, monoceros, natural colour, rosette nebula, space, star birth, starbirth, stellar formation, telescope

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