The stunning image shows a jet-black cloud called "Bok globule
" near the center, to the right of the bright star V380 Orionis.
Clemens  found that practically all Bok globules
they observed through CO spectroscopy resulted associated with IR emission, so they could affirm that "almost every Bok globule
harbours a young star".
Residing in the gas cloud known as Bok Globule
B335, the infant star lies behind a veil of dust and can't be seen in visible light.
However, in the January issue (page 54) she described the keyhole in NGC 1999 as a Bok globule
, and recent scientific reports suggest that there's actually nothing in the keyhole.
Embedded within are numerous dark Bok globules
and the open star cluster NGC 6530.
The nebulous star-forming region NGC 281 contains several back-lit dark clumps of gas and dust known as Bok Globules
These dusty cocoons, called Bok globules
, honor Dutch-American astronomer Bart).
Silhouetted little clumps of dark gas, called Bok globules
, drift throughout the nebula.
Malin titles it "Bok globules
in IC 2944," but perhaps that should be amended to "Bok globules
in IC 2948 with the open cluster Col 249 (C100) in the foreground."
irradiated pillar-shaped Bok globules
in the Eagle Nebula (M16).
Going further back on the stellar-evolution time line, the image also contains two dark regions called Bok globules
, named after astronomer Bart Bok, who studied these opaque molecular clouds.
Five possible Bok globules
(arrowed below) have been discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), report Donald R.