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Monoceros, the Unicorn

This faint constellation, to the east of Orion, contains some beautiful and prominent deep-sky objects, such as the Rosette Nebula and the Cone Nebula. It was created in the early 17th century to fill a void between brighter constellations.

Featured Images

Hubble Space Telescope view of V838 Monocerotis in 2006

Brilliant Echo February 11, 2015

Radio Programs

Bright Merger The fireworks of a hostile takeover February 10, 2015

Beta Monocerotis A brilliant set of triplets February 9, 2015

Monoceros Creating a celestial unicorn February 8, 2015