Horsehead Nebula


noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for horsehead nebula

Horsehead nebula

/ (ˈhɔːsˌhɛd) /

noun

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