Sunday, July 15, 2012

Orion nebula - Hubble view

Orion Nebula. NASA APOD July 15, 2012

Space Theology bookmark referring to an exceptionally fabulous Hubble space telescope photo of Orion Nebula.


Dont' miss it!

Here is an excerpt from the APOD text introducing the image
Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula. Also known as M42, the nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away.

The Orion Nebula offers one of the best opportunities to study how stars are born partly because it is the nearest large star-forming region, but also because the nebula's energetic stars have blown away obscuring gas and dust clouds that would otherwise block our view - providing an intimate look at a range of ongoing stages of starbirth and evolution.

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