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12.19.14

Horsehead Nebula Disappears in Infrared Light

The famous Horsehead nebula seen in visible-light images (inset) looks quite different when viewed in infrared light, as seen in this newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

The visible-light image, from the European Southern Observatorys Very Large Telescope facility, can be found online at http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0202a/.