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M42 - The Orion Nebula
M42 - The Orion Nebula
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The Orion Nebula (M42) complex is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beautiful areas of the entire night sky.

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Posted by Tibor on May 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm
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Posted by Tibor on May 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Located about 1,350 light years away, the Orion nebula glows red predominantly from the light of hydrogen gas excited by energetic newly formed stars in the heart of the nebula. It is the nearest star forming region to our own star, the Sun.
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