Orion Nebula, NGC 1976, M42 (ground-based image)

The Hubble Space Telescope continues to reveal various stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion.


Copyright © Anglo-Australian Observatory. Photograph by David Malin

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:6 March 2002, 06:00
Size:2000 x 1573 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years

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