Reflection nebula (SH2-1)

Reflection nebula (SH2-1)

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Caption: Reflection nebula (SH2-1), optical image. This is a very faint nebula in the constellation Scorpius. It does not emit its own light, but reflects light from nearby stars. Reflection nebulae usually appear blue because short-wavelength blue light is reflected more that red.

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