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Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula is an emission nebula consisting of vast clouds of interstellar gas which is so hot that it emits light. Located 1,600 light years away, the Orion Nebula (M42) is one of the brightest nebulae in the sky and can even be seen with the naked eye.

M42 Great Orion Nebula - (c) Solar Worlds

Here is another image taken a little while ago:

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Orion Neblua - Solar Worlds

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