|These glowing clouds of gas have young and bright stars in their centers
which cause the gas to emit red light. Cool gas and dust in these clouds
also cause the dark lanes and filaments by blocking background sources of
light. These relative small clouds are located in the constellation of Orion
(but closer to the border of Gemini) towards the outer spiral arm of our
galaxy. Note the large diffuse nebula on the right edge of the image.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Mark and Patricia Wessels/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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