March 17, 2014

Panning Across Monkey Head Nebula

This video sequence pans across new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula.

NGC 2174 lies about 6400 light-years away. Hubble previously viewed this part of the sky back in 2011, and the space telescope has now revisited the region to celebrate its 24th year of operation.

This image was created using infrared observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team(STScI/AURA)

[ Read the Article: Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary With New Image Of The Monkey Head Nebula ]

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