The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud


It may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually a dust about 20 light years long. The curiously-shaped Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star forming region very near the expansive direction of the neck of the seahorse. The representative color image was taken in 2008 by the Hubble Space Telescope‘s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in honor of Hubble’s 100,000th trip around the Earth. As young stars in the cluster form, their light and winds will slowly erode the next million years.
via IFTTTfrom NASA