The Monkey Head Nebula

Monkey HeadThe Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away some of which have been stitched together in this mosaic of a small portion of the Monkey Head Nebula The cloud is sculpted by ultraviolet light eating into the cool hydrogen gas.

BTW, Hubble was launched 24 years ago.

Image Credit: NASA

1 thought on “The Monkey Head Nebula

  1. Heh. Thanks John, one just for me.


    (I’m planning on doing some night sky (widefield) photography once the weather warms. If I get something good, I’ll let you know.)

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