Orion Nebula journey

This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

As the camera flies into the nebula, the viewer sweeps past newborn stars, smouldering clouds heated by intense radiation, and tadpole-shaped gaseous envelopes surrounding protoplanetary disks. A glowing gaseous landscape is revealed, that has been illuminated and carved by the high-energy radiation and strong stellar winds from the massive hot stars in the central cluster.


Frank Summers, Greg Bacon, Zolt Levay, Lisa Frattare, Massimo Robberto (STScI). Acknowledgment: Robert Gendler. Music: "Blizzard (PON I)", Kai Engel, CC BY-NC

About the Video

Release date:5 March 2018, 13:55
Duration:01 m 18 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region


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