The Rho Ophiuchi Clouds
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"The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, known as 'Rho Oph' for short or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud, is named after a bright star in the region. It is a dark emission and reflection nebula about 14 light years across that is located about 460 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the 'Serpent-Bearer')."
Artem Mironov, 2017
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