Orion Nebula

Being fascinated by the night sky is undoubtedly one of the most common feelings all humans share. Assigning meaning to the gluing tiny dots in the night sky has been a struggle for human beings.

  • Orion Nebula is one of the brightest, photographed and scrutinized body of interstellar clouds.
  • Also known as M42, it is 1,500 light-years away, making it the closest large star-forming region to earth.
  • It can be spotted with the naked eyes, its best observed during january.
  • Vast numbers of new stars are born in this enormous cloud of dust.
  • The study of Orion Nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust..
  • Once formed, stars within the nebula emit a stream of charged particles known as a stellar wind.
  • Orion Nebula is populated with 700 stars in various stages of formation, the stars are less than a million years old.
  • Astronomers have also uncovered Protostarts – unborn suns still incubating inside dense clumps of gas.
  • Orion Nebula has been confirmed to be a prolific cradle of starbirth.
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