Flame Nebula (Picture of the Day)

Close up image of the Flame Nebula
The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light years away. Behind the dark lines there is a cluster of hot and young stars. The blue light in the bottom-right is from one of the brightest stars in the sky, Alnitak.

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