Hubble Turns 24 in Style

Monkey Head Nebula

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

This image of the Hubble Space Telescope shows a portion of the Monkey Head Nebula. It:

… reveals a collection of carved knots of gas and dust silhouetted against glowing gas. The cloud is sculpted by ultraviolet light eating into the cool hydrogen gas.

Having not done science since I was in Grade 10, the above explanation doesn’t mean all that much to me.

It sure is pretty though.

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