Hubble's Visible Light Observation of the Horsehead Nebula, 2001

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The Horsehead Nebula is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against bright emission.

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)

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/12/image/a/

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