SETI bioastro: HST image of the Horsehead Nebula, the famous stellar nursery

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 10:16:48 PDT


To celebrate its eleventh birthday, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
 has released an unsurpassed picture of the famous Horsehead nebula in
Orion. This dark nebula is part of the large Orion Complex, birthplace
to thousands of stars. Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant
sea horse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects
 in the sky. The American-European Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up
 look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure. This
detailed view of the horse's head is being released to celebrate the orbiting
observatory's eleventh anniversary on 24 April.

More at: http://sci.esa.int/hubble/news/index.cfm?oid=26923
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