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Anne's Picture of the Day: The Black Widow Nebula

February 13, 2013 The Black Widow Nebula, an emission nebula in Circinus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (Univ of Wisconsin) and the GLIMPSE Team The Black Widow Nebula is an emission nebula, a star-forming cloud of gas and dust, located about 10,000 light-years away from Earth just above the galactic plane in the southern constellation of [continue reading]