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29th of June 2018
The Emu in the Sky
A number of Aboriginal groups across Australia have stories of the Emu in the Sky, which is traced out by the clouds of gas and dust along the Milky Way. The head of the the emu is also known as the Coalsack Nebula, which lies close to the Southern Cross. The long neck of the emu and its body are also visible in this image, taken by Brett Hiscock at the Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory. A couple of years ago, another of Brett's images showed other emus at the MRO!

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