M78 or NGC 2068: Reflection Nebula (Picture of the Day)

M78 or NGC 2068
M78 (or NGC 2068) is an interstellar dust cloud or otherwise known as 'Reflection Nebula' found in the constellation of Orion. Reflection Nebula are clouds of dust which reflect of the light from the nearby star or stars. It's about 1,500 light years away from us and it's one of the brightest nebula. The blue color should be mostly because of the dominance of blue hot young stars.




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