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Explore the Monkey Head Nebula with NASA’s stunning visualization

The Monkey Head Nebula is a star-forming region. Bright, newborn stars in the proximity of nebula's center light up surrounding gas with energetic radiation.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 8, 2022 10:16:11 am
NASA, starry sky, Monkey head nebula, nebula, space, indian expressA beautiful patch of starry sky is visualized by NASA (Source: nasahubble, Instagram)

Star-gazing fills the hearts of inquisitive people. NASA often enamours people with its stunning videos and visualisations about the universe. The space agency has come up with a video of Monkey Head Nebula online, leaving netizens enthralled.

A beautiful patch of starry sky is showcased in the video. As the visual is zoomed through the Monkey Head Nebula, it leaves viewers spellbound. The carved knots of gas and dust in nebula are visible in the visual.


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“This spectacular Hubble visualization shows a star-forming region 6,400 light-years away. Hubble imaged the Monkey Head Nebula, formally known as NGC 2174, for its 24th anniversary in 2014,” reads caption of the clip.

The video has garnered over 37,000 likes. Netizens were amazed to watch the visualization. “Beyond amazing,” commented a user. “There are several types of nebulae, right?” asked another user.

The Instagram handle @nasahubble includes a plethora of stunning visuals and images. Astronomy enthusiasts flock the social media account.

According to NASA, nebula is a star-forming region which includes dusky dust clouds silhouetted against glowing gas. The Monkey Head Nebula (also known as NGC 2174) is a star-forming region. Bright, new-born stars in the proximity of nebula’s center light up surrounding gas with energetic radiation.


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