Elephant's Trunk nebula, optical image

Elephant's Trunk nebula, optical image

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Caption: Elephant's Trunk nebula. Optical image of the glowing cosmic gas and dust clouds of the Elephant's Trunk nebula. This nebula lies within the much larger emission nebula IC 1396, which is found nearly 3,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Cepheus. Imaged by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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