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Basking Shark feeding, off the Isle of Coll, Scotland. Photo © Will Clark.

Basking Shark feeding, off the Isle of Coll, Scotland. Photo © Will Clark.

Leadbeater's Possum, Australia

Leadbeater's Possum, Australia

Conger eel eyeing prey, near Anilao Batangas, Philippines. Photo © Songda Cai.

Conger eel eyeing prey, near Anilao Batangas, Philippines. Photo © Songda Cai.

Japanese Pygmy Seahorse, near Kashiwajima, Japan. Photo © TianHong Wang.

Japanese Pygmy Seahorse, near Kashiwajima, Japan. Photo © TianHong Wang.

Giant wave in Venus’s cloud tops, captured by the Akatsuki probe. The pressure wave in the planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres. Photograph © Planet-C.

Giant wave in Venus’s cloud tops, captured by the Akatsuki probe. The pressure wave in the planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres. Photograph © Planet-C.

Cat’s Paw Nebula (upper right) and Lobster Nebula (lower left). Image by the VLT Survey Telescope, ESO.

Cat’s Paw Nebula (upper right) and Lobster Nebula (lower left). Image by the VLT Survey Telescope, ESO.

Triffid Nebula

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Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) with kitten, also known as Reed Cat or Swamp Cat, in the mangroves of the Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal

Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) with kitten, also known as Reed Cat or Swamp Cat, in the mangroves of the Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal

Chameleon. Photo copyright Ashish Parmar, India Nature Watch.

Chameleon. Photo copyright Ashish Parmar, India Nature Watch.

IC 2118, also known as Witch Head Nebula, is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion. It lies in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth.

The Witch Head Nebula (IC is a reflection nebula about 1000 ly away in Orion. Its glow is derived from light reflected from the star Rigel.