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Horsehead Nebula

a dark nebula in the constellation Orion, composed of opaque cosmic dust and resembling the head of a horse. Unabridged
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Horsehead nebula

(astronomy) a dark nebula lying in the constellation of Orion and resembling the head of a horse
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