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Picture of the Week – October 8th

Picture of the Week – October 8th

The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.

The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion’s Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

The nebula is about 1500 light years from earth and is only visible because√ā¬†silhouetted against another, brighter nebula.

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