Visible and infrared views of the Horsehead Nebula
This image shows two different views of the Horsehead Nebula. On the right is a view of the nebula in visible light, taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The new image on the left shows the nebula in the infrared, using observations from Hubble's high-resolution Wide Field Camera 3.
Last Update: 1 September 2019