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Every day NASA posts a new astronomy-related picture to their site. I am going to bring them to you in case you forget.
Is this even real? Yes, yes it is. However unbelievable this image may seem, it is in fact a shot from the Hubble telescope. It’s hard to describe this image with words. Or at least with words that give it the proper description it deserves. So, without further ado, ladies and gents, the Horsehead Nebula in infrared
Explanation: While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding but difficult object to view personally with a small telescope, the above gorgeously detailed image was recently taken ininfrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the 23rd anniversary of Hubble‘s launch. The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is seen above primarily because it is backlit by the nearby massive star Sigma Orionis. The Horsehead Nebula will slowly shift its apparent shape over the next few million years and will eventually be destroyed by the high energy starlight.