NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3-D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

The universe

Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared vision of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to create an unprecedented, three-dimensional, fly-through view of the picturesque Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region.

Watch the video and remember that even in binary (two-star) systems each star is at least 0.5 ly (lightyear, of the distance light can travel in a year – half a ly is just over 4.73 trillion kilometres) apart. Just wonder at the size of our universe in total if this is a relatively small star-making area.

Video care of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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