Postcard10: The Cone Nebula
Resembling a nightmarish beast rearing its head from a crimson sea, the Cone Nebula is actually just a pillar of gas and dust. Radiation from hot, young stars (located beyond the top of the image) has slowly eroded the nebula over millions of years. Read more about the image here.
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Text and compilation: Monica Salomone & Lars Lindberg Christensen. Graphics & Layout: Martin Kornmesser. Editor: Bruce Battrick. Coordination: Lars Lindberg Christensen.