|Distance from Earth||：||1600 Light years|
|Detail||：||White light passing through a nebula will have its blue light filtered and scattered more readily than its red light. Since M78 looks blue, the light comes from a star located to the side of it and is called a reflection nebula.
Constellation : Orion
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M78 (Reflection Nebula)
July 7, 2003
Last updated: February 25, 2021