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NASA releases stunning image of the horsehead nebula

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NASA released a stunning image of the horsehead nebula in the week.

In the distant, mist-named after its shape, is embedded, in the Orion cloud complex.

“Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has been given to this monument,” the space agency said in a statement.

The recommended a nice color, the image combining narrowband and broadband images recorded using the different telescopes.

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The horsehead nebula (Mark Hanson & Martin Pugh, SSRO, PROMPT, CTIO, NSF)
(Mark Hanson & Martin Pugh, SSRO, PROMPT, CTIO, NSF)

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“About five light-years long, the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434,” NASA explained.

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The space agency’s Hubble telescope captured a stunning image of a galaxy some 50 million light-years away from the release earlier this week.

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