Orion Nebula, M42

A nursery for newborn stars about 1,270 light-years away in the constellation Orion.


Orion, the Hunter Orion is one of the most beautiful of all...

Radio Programs

Trapezium Lighting up a galactic trapeze Saturday, January 17, 2015
Orion Returns The return of an astronomical beauty Monday, November 24, 2014
Orion Nebula A busy stellar nursery Thursday, January 23, 2014
Orion Nebula Discovering a stellar nursery Friday, December 3, 2010
Orion The beautiful celestial hunter Monday, February 8, 2010

Featured Images

Diagram of Orion, the hunter
Orion's Belt Sunday, February 16, 2014
Close-up Hubble Space Telescope view of the Orion Nebula
Beautiful Birthplace Thursday, January 23, 2014
Combined visual and millimeter-wave view of Orion Nebula, M42
Cold Fire Thursday, May 16, 2013
Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion
Double Vision Friday, January 25, 2013
Star forming region in Orion
Hiding Places Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Gemini Observatory view of outskirts of Orion Nebula
Knotheads Thursday, January 10, 2013
Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula
Bright Babies Thursday, March 1, 2012
False-color image of Orion Nebula from European Southern Observatory
Delicate Power Friday, January 21, 2011
Star Nursery Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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