Picture of the day for April 13, 2018

The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a star-forming region located only 400 light years from Earth. It is surrounded by a red emission nebula and numerous light and dark brown dust lanes. Nearby is the yellow star Antares while the globular cluster, M4, is visible between Antares and the red emission nebula. Toward the bottom can be found IC 4592, the Blue Horsehead nebula.. Learn more.