A cosmic bat in flight

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core?—?despite being shrouded by opaque clouds of dust, their bright rays still illuminate the nebula. Too dim to be discerned by the naked eye, NGC 1788 reveals its soft colours to ESO's Very Large Telescope in this image—the most detailed to date.

A cosmic bat in flight

Astronomers capture image of distant nebula

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

A cosmic bat in flight, Thu 14 Mar 19 from ScienceDaily

ESO's Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat's dusty clouds

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is illuminated by the ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Cosmic Bat Nebula Photographed by ESO's Very Large Telescope

A new image from the European Southern Observatory captures a cosmic bat tucked away in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation.

Mon 18 Mar 19 from SPACE.com

Astronomers Caught a 'Cosmic Bat' Swooping Out of the Darkest Corner of the Orion Nebula

Meet the 'Cosmic Bat' nebula, a dusty band of baby stars swooping around Orion's hips.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Livescience

Cosmic Bat nebula takes flight in ethereal telescope image - CNET

The bat-shaped nebula is hiding out near the belt of the Orion constellation.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CNET

Very Large Telescope spots the Cosmic Bat

The Very Large Telescope has spotted Orion's bat signal, the Cosmic Bat.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from UPI

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