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Monday, March 30, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘blue reflection nebula’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The cosmic apparitions are nearly 1,400 light-years away along the northern Milky Way in the royal constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, pockets of interstellar dust in the region block light from background stars or scatter light from the embedded bright star giving the the nebulaits characteristic blue color.In Wolf's Cave  Image Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light) Explanation: The mysterious blue reflection nebula found in catalogs as ... Full Story

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