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Orion Nebula, M42

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

Resources

Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

Orion Veil A type of stellar birth control March 2, 2019

More ‘O’ Stars Big stars with a big influence April 13, 2018

Orion Rising The return of the hunter December 10, 2017

Kicked Out Two stars get kicked out of the nest February 18, 2017

Birth of a Giant Locating the birthplace of a giant December 29, 2016

Featured Images

Orion Nebula and the star system Iota Orionis

Mismatched Twins March 23, 2018

Composite view of the Orion Nebula

Future Stars March 8, 2018

The constellation Orion stands above the eastern horizon

Orion Rising December 10, 2017

ALMA view of an explosion in the Orion Nebula

Violent Starbirth April 7, 2017

Infrared view of Orion Nebula and surrounding clouds of gas and dust

Making Stars January 5, 2017

Infrared view of the Orion Nebula

Brilliant Nursery July 12, 2016