Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jan. 2013 - In the Center of the Trifid Nebula - Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula - Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh;
Image of the star Monocerotis reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for.
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The Horse Head Nebula is a cloud of ionized- hydrogen in the constellation Orion. The clouds are lit from within by young hot stars. The interstellar dust absobs the light from part of ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast