A Gorgeous Image From the Hubble Telescope Shows the Seahorse in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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An image of the Large Magellanic Cloud taken in 2008 by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a large dark area slightly right of center that resembles the form of a seahorse. The image was taken in 2008 by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 to celebrate telescope’s 100,00th orbit around the Earth. The dark area forming the seahorse shape is actually a pillar of cosmic dust about 20 light years long.

For comparison, here is an actual seahorse.

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photos Astronomy Photo of the DayKelly McCarthy