<p dir="ltr">The <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1209.html">Witch Head Nebula</a>, named after the Wizard of Oz's green-faced villain, streams billowy clouds of newborn stars from its "hair," in this recently released view from <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/#.UnPTw5SG2xg">NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)</a>.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong id="docs-internal-guid-16c6cc24-23c6-2070-1110-54bf3b398682"></strong></p><p dir="ltr">Several hundred light-years away, in the constellation Orion the Hunter, the nebula brews up young stars from gas clouds illuminated by starlight.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—Dan Vergano</em></p>

Witch Head Screaming

The Witch Head Nebula, named after the Wizard of Oz's green-faced villain, streams billowy clouds of newborn stars from its "hair," in this recently released view from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Several hundred light-years away, in the constellation Orion the Hunter, the nebula brews up young stars from gas clouds illuminated by starlight.

—Dan Vergano

Photograph courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

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