June 20, 2016

The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the night sky, but this image draws the eye down to the creased and folded landscape of gas and dust at its base rather than focusing solely on the silhouette of the horse head.

Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich

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