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12.18.03

Bok Globule containing HH 46/47

Visible light view of a dark cloud (known as a 'Bok globule') which is illuminated by the nearby Gum Nebula. Located at a distance of 1140 light-years and found in the constellation Vela, this cloud contains the protostar HH46/47 which hidden from view in this visible-light image.