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Orion Revisited: Astronomers Find New Star Cluster in Front of the Orion Nebula

by Jason Major November 25, 2012

The well-known star-forming region of the Orion Nebula. ¬†Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope / Coelum (J.-C. Cuillandre & G. Anselmi) Precise distances are difficult to gauge in space, especially within the relatively local regions of the Galaxy. Stars which appear close together in the night sky may actually be separated by many hundreds or thousands of light-years, […]

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