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Horse Head Nebula - Barnad33

The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, & is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula's distance to Earth is 1, 500 light years and was discovered in 1888. The Horsehead Nebula is also known as Barnad 33. It formed from a collapsing interstellar cloud of material, and glows as it is illuminated by a nearby hot star.

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