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The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula

 

The Orion Nebula, or Messier 42, is a gaseous bubble 1470 light years from the Sun. This cloud represents the closest site of high-mass star formation to the sun, and therefore provides a unique laboratory for studies by astronomers at many wavelengths.

For this false-color composite of the Orion Nebula, the 8.28 µm band was rendered as cyan, the 12.13 µm band was rendered as green, the 14.65 µm band was rendered as orange, and the 21.3 µm band was rendered as violet. This image covers 4 x 4 degrees in the sky.

Credit: MSX/IPAC/NASA

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