"Rho Ophiuchus Nebula" Complex - Dark Nebulae Is Where Lanes Of Obscuring Dust Hide Background Stars.Blue Reflection Nebulae Is Where The Dust Is Illuminated By Nearby Stars.Red Emission Nebulae Is Where Hot Hydrogen Gas Is Glowing
Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens.
This image shows the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region in infrared light, as seen by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Explorer (WISE). IRAS is the red object in the center of the small square. The inset image is an artist’s impression of gl