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Gemini Images: Emission Nebulae

Emission nebulae are glowing clouds of interstellar gas which have been excited by some nearby energy source, usually a very hot star. The red light seen in many of these pictures is from glowing hydrogen.

[Eta Carinae]
Eta Carinae

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Last updated: Jul 8 2014