M42 (NGC 1976) (emission nebula) The Orion Nebula is arguably the most famous nebula of all. This luminous and exciting object occupies much of the constellation Orion and lies at a dsitanceof about 1300 light years from Earth. It is an important stellar birthplace; some of the stars are believed to be less than100,000 years old..

M42 (NGC 1976) (emission nebula)

The Orion Nebula is arguably the most famous nebula of all. This luminous and exciting object occupies much of the constellation Orion and lies at a distance of about 1300 light years from Earth. It is an important stellar birthplace; some of the stars are believed to be less than100,000 years old.

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