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Cecilia Scorza, EU-UNAWE Germany

The Monkey Head Nebula

The Monkey Head Nebula is a type of cosmic cloud known as an ‘emission’ nebula. Emission nebulae usually glow red or pink like this, because they’re filled with lots of hydrogen gas. 

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NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech

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