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Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Witch's Broom and Wizard Nebula Shine in Dazzling Cosmic PhotosA pair of spooky and spectacular celestial sights are showcased in two new photos, just in time for Halloween. One new image, from the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter (MLSC), depicts the dazzling Wizard Nebula, which surrounds an open star cluster 8,000 light-years from Earth called NGC 7380. "In this orientation, I doubt you will see the wizard, but there is still something very mysterious about the sculpted ridges of gas and dust that give this nebula a Halloween feel (I see bat-like appendages)," Adam Block, manager of public observing programs at MLSC, told SPACE.com via email. "The active star-forming region spans about 100 light-years, making it appear larger than the angular extent of the moon," NASA officials wrote in a description of the nebula and NGC 7380 two years ago.


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