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Optical photo of Horsehead Nebula

Optical photo of Horsehead Nebula

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Horsehead Nebula. Colour enhanced optical image of the Horsehead Nebula (NGC 2024), a dark nebula in the constellation of Orion. The nebula is created by opaque dust which absorbs light from the stars beyond. The Horsehead lies at a distance of over 1000 light years from Earth.

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