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.

    DANCE MONKEY DANCE!!!

    (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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