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M42 Orion nebula

M42 Orion nebula

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M42 Orion nebula

Easily seen with the naked eye in dark skies, the Orion nebula is located near the three stars in the belt of the Orion constellation. This image captures the edge of the interstellar nursery, filled with filaments of dark dust and glowing gas surrounding young stars. The Orion nebula is located 1500 light years away.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA

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