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Taken from the NASA Astromony Picture of the Day site
Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Univ. Arizona

Reflections on the 1970s
Explanation: The 1970s are sometimes ignored by astronomers, like this beautiful grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion - NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973 - usually overlooked in favor of the substantial glow from the nearby stellar nursery better known as the Orion Nebula. Found along Orion's sword just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these reflection nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. In this sharp color image a portion of the Orion Nebula appears along the bottom border with the cluster of reflection nebulae at picture center. NGC 1977 stretches across the field just below center, separated from NGC 1973 (above right) and NGC 1975 (above left) by dark regions laced with faint red emission from hydrogen atoms. Taken together, the dark regions suggest to many the shape of a running man.

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kinwad
Jan. 20th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
What a stunning pic!

Edited at 2016-01-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
gaeln
Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
I obviously agree!!
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gaeln
Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid these kinds of photos weren't being taken, no Hubble or ISS or powerful enough telescopes. It's so cool that you were able to grown up with these kinds of images. I love NASA's pic of the day site! I visit nearly every day :)
film102
Jan. 26th, 2016 01:33 am (UTC)
beautiful image
gaeln
Jan. 27th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
I completely agree :)
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