July 2004 - The Cone Nebula

Calendar Jul 2004

Resembling a nightmarish beast rearing its head from a crimson sea, this celestial object is actually just a pillar of gas and dust. Called the Cone Nebula (in NGC 2264) - so named because in ground-based images it has a conical shape — this monstrous pillar resides in a turbulent star-forming region.

Credit:

NASA, Holland Ford (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA

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Year:2004
Month:7

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