Perhaps this is from whence jealous Hera snatched one of the snakes she
sent to dispatch baby Hercules in his crib? The picture here shows obscuring
clouds of dust towards the center of our galaxy. The top of the frame
begins with B78 at the end of the much larger "pipe" nebula. The snake-like
B72 slithers near the center of the image. To its lower left B74 is a very
opaque cloud of dust that completely hides the stars beyond.
|R G B color production was used to create this image.|
Minimum credit line: Tom McQuillan/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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