Orion Bullets

The Orion Nebula as You’ve Never Seen it Before: Jaw-dropping New Image from Gemini

by Nancy Atkinson January 9, 2013

This is the part of the Orion nebula. Recognize it? You may not, as this stunning new image comes from the Gemini Observatory’s recently-commissioned advanced adaptive optics (AO) system named GeMS. It shows clumps of gas ejected from deep within the Orion Nebula which are nicknamed ‘Orion Bullets.’ Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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