Pelican Nebula, optical image

Pelican Nebula, optical image

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Credit: TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pelican Nebula, optical image. 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 nebula lies 1800 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, bright, dust, from earth, ic 5067, ic 5070, nebulae, no-one, nobody, optical image, pelican nebula, space, space observation, star, starry, stars

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