Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky with apparent magnitude 4.0. It is 1,344 ± 20 light-years away and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light-years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula. The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky and is among the most intensely studied celestial features. The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust.

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The Orion Nebula is more beautiful than ever in newest James Webb image

James Webb Space Telescope spots baby stars cocooned in the Orion Nebula

James Webb Space Telescope spots baby stars cocooned in the Orion Nebula

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Webb Captures Breathtaking Images of Orion Nebula

The new JWST image shows inner Orion Nebula

JWST has caught hot stars destroying gas and dust in the Orion Nebula

Brand New Stars in the Orion Nebula, Seen by Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope paints stellar outflows in new portrait of the Orion Nebula

Hubble's Closeup of The Orion Nebula Looks Like a Surreal Dreamscape

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Hubble Captures Colorful Celestial Cloudscape in the Orion Nebula

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