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Infrared Horsehead Nebula

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"To celebrate its 23rd year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a stunning new image of one of the most distinctive objects in our skies: the Horsehead Nebula. This image shows the nebula in a whole new light, capturing plumes of gas in the infrared and revealing a beautiful, delicate structure that is normally obscured by dust."


Here is the high resolution image from the Herschel telescope (also new). [4167x1639]


Horsehead Nebula image taken by the Herschel telescope. [4167x1639] - Imgur