Picture Album: The Horsehead Nebula

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The Horsehead Nebula

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The Horsehead Nebula is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against the bright nebula IC 434. The bright area at the top left edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust.

Image Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: K. Noll (Hubble Heritage PI/STScI), C. Luginbuhl (USNO), F. Hamilton (Hubble Heritage/STScI)

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