Image of the Day: March 2012

Nebula by Starlight

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Friday, March 30, 2012: Small dust particles in this thin yet gigantic molecular cloud effectively scatter the starlight from surrounding giant blue stars in Orion, especially Rigel, causing the blue glow of reflection nebula IC 2118.

— Tom Chao

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NASA, ESA and Orsola De Marco (Macquarie University)

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