|Spooky shapes seem to haunt
starry expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation
Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds faintly visible
in dimly reflected starlight.
Far from your own
neighborhood on planet Earth, they lurk at the edge of the
molecular cloud complex some 1,200 light-years away.
Over 2 light-years across the ghostly nebula and relatively
Bok globule, also known as
is near the center of the field.
The core of the dark cloud on the right is collapsing and is
likely a binary star system in the
early stages of formation.
Even so, if the spooky shapes could talk, they might well wish you a
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter,
University of Arizona