Monday, January 7, 2013

Orion Nebula - Hubble 2006 mosaic 18000.jpgQOTW 12   This image of the Orion Nebula comes from NASA/ESA.  It is easy to spot on a clear night: find Orion, his belt, and his sword hanging from his belt.  The nebula is the brightest part of Orion's sword.  The view is much more impressive with binoculars or a telescope.  The Orion Nebula is also known as M42.  Check here to answer, "What does the M in M42 stand for?"

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