Dark nebulae in the Aquila Rift

APOD link for more on embedded young stars in this image

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3 Responses to “Dark nebulae in the Aquila Rift”

  1. Woah! On the top left, near the top edge – is that a star actually illuminating the surrounding gas or some sort of lens effect?

  2. It’s a reflection nebula, first noted by Cohen, 1980. These are common signifiers of embedded young stars.

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