From the January 2009 issue

What would we see if the solar system were located in a dark nebula like the Coal Sack? Would things look much different from inside a bright nebula such as the Orion?

Z. D. Meachum, Jr., Bossier City, Louisiana
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Inside the Coal Sack, dust would obscure the background stars. Inside the Orion Nebula, luminous young suns would appear as bright as Jupiter and Venus.