The Horsehead Nebula

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One of the most recognizable nebula, Orion's Horsehead Nebula is also one of the most spectacular. Known as a 'dark nebula' due to its intense density, a silhouette resembling a horse's head is able to be seen arising out of a swirling blackened gas cloud because of the bright nebula IC 434 illuminating it from behind.


source:-AustralianPopularScience. 
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