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The Ghost-Head Nebula (NGC 2080)

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This nebula is one of a chain of star-forming regions lying south of the 30 Doradus nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The red and blue light comes from regions of hydrogen gas heated by nearby stars. The green light comes from glowing oxygen, illuminated by the energy of a stellar wind. The white center shows a core of hot, massive stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA & Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France)

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