Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula is among the most intensely studied celestial features.The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have directly observed protoplanetary disks, brown dwarfs, intense and turbulent motions of the gas, and the photo-ionizing effects of massive nearby stars in the nebula.

Pinch me! Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit: César Blanco González

Orion Nebula, space is so cool!

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Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit: César Blanco González

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years.

"But the stars that marked our starting, fall away. We must go deeper into greater pain, for it is not permitted that we stay." ~ Dante Alighieri (The Inferno, Canto VII)

What’s my favorite color? All of ’em (20 photos)

Orion Nebula, the most well looked at star system in the universe - it is bright, young, colorful, mystique and can be seen with the naked eye. praise be to God

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The Orion Nebula

Orion's my favorite constellation -- Orion's Dreamy Stars - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

M42, the Orion Nebula (Top), and NGC 1977, a Reflection Nebula (Bottom)

M42, the Orion Nebula (Top), and NGC 1977, a Reflection Nebula (Bottom)

Got a stretched canvas print for our living room to go next to the butterfly nebula the Orion Nebula (Top) and NGC 1977 a Reflection Nebula (Bottom)

Orions Sword  by strongmanmike2002 on Flickr

“ This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical.

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