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33.8 x 22.4 cm ⏐ 13.3 x 8.8 in (300dpi)
ROBERT GENDLER / JIM MISTI / STEVE MAZLIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERT GENDLER / JIM MISTI / STEVE MAZLIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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