Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Messier 78 (M78, NGC 2068) is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula in the sky, situated in the rich constellation Orion.

This object was discovered by Pierre Méchain in early 1780. Charles Messier added it to his catalog on December 17, 1780.

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Gif: This is a 3D animation of Messier 78. It provides a closer look at the many strange and fascinating structures hidden in this object.

Animation credit: ESO

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