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Updated January 13, 2023
 

Video: Dazzling Journey to the Orion Nebula. This one-minute trip takes us on a deep and spectacular zoom of the Orion Nebula. It takes us down to the center of the nebula in the dense clouds of gas and dust. These images were taken from the Atacama Desert (Chile) by the Vista (infrared) telescope. Observations in the infrared domain allow astronomers to peer into the cold universe and see the cooler regions. The Orion Nebula also known as M42 or NGC 1976 is an emission/reflection nebula located at the heart of the constellation Orion. It is one of the most beautiful spectacles of the sky. The Orion Nebula is the main part of a cloud of gas and dust called the Orion Cloud. Orion's cloud occupies almost half of the constellation. It is in this cloud that we find Barnard's Loop and the famous Horsehead Nebula. The Orion Nebula is about 33 light years in size. ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA and R. Gendler.

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