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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), a vast region of molecular hydrogen gas located 1,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Stellar energy causes the gas to glow at wavele

Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), a vast region of molecular hydrogen gas located 1,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Stellar energy causes the gas to glow at wavelengths that can be detected from Earth.

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Date Taken: 10.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
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Copyright: © Jerome Klingaman