A Cosmic Prawn

The Prawn Nebula in close-upPrawn Nebula, IC 4628, is an emission nebula located around 6000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius.

Though the nebula stretches across 250 light-years, covering slice of sky four times the size of the full moon, it emits light primarily in wavelengths the human eye cannot detect. It is very faint as seen from Earth.

Image Credit: ESO

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