NGC 2024



An image of the Flame Nebula, a.k.a. NGC2024 or Sh2-277, this dust cloud is ionized by the energy given off by the bright star Alnitak, the easternmost star in the Belt of Orion. After the energy pushes electrons away, they eventually recombine with the ionized hydrogen and give the Nebula its flame-like appearance.





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