Orion Nebula (Picture of the Day)

Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula (M42 or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula which is about 1,350 light years in the Orion constellation. It is estimated to be 24 light years wide. It is one of the brightest nebulae and it is visible to the naked eye. It is one of the best studied nebulae and its very close proximity is one of the main reasons.


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