As we fly towards Halloween consider the awesome bat- the fruit bats, the vampire bats and the cosmic bats.
There is such a thing as a Cosmic Bat and if you didn’t know that before you saw this post,
consider this little fact a treat as we celebrate reaching the 97th Day To Halloween
“The Cosmic Bat”
Located in Ophiuchus and rarely imaged, LDN 43 is a dark nebula consisting of very dense material blocking light from the background stars
. Two cometary nebulae (GN 16.31.3 and GN 16.31.7) are found inside the dark nebula area, which certainly looks like a flying bat. The nebula spans 12 light-years at its estimated distance, about 1,400 light-years from planet Earth.