Orion Nebula

The Webb Image you’ve Been Waiting For: the Orion Nebula

This is it, folks. Feast your eyes! It's what we've been training for—seeing the James Webb Space Telescope's first detailed…

3 weeks ago

Brand New Stars in the Orion Nebula, Seen by Hubble

The Orion Nebula is a giant cloud of gas and dust that spans more than 20,000 times the size of…

2 months ago

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a well-known feature in the night sky and is visible in small backyard telescopes. Orion is…

3 months ago

Colliding Gases at the Heart of the Running Man Nebula

New images of the Running Man Nebula taken by Hubble provide insight into how young stars and debris disks are…

10 months ago

Newly Forming Stars Don’t Blast Away Material as Previously Believed. So Why Do They Stop Growing?

We thought we understood how stars are formed. It turns out, we don't. Not completely, anyway. A new study, recently…

2 years ago

Planets Form in Just a Few Hundred Thousand Years

Astronomers like to observe young planets forming in circumstellar debris disks, the rotating rings of material around young stars. But…

2 years ago

Newborn Stars in the Orion Nebula Prevent Other Stars from Forming

The Orion Nebula is one of the most observed and photographed objects in the night sky. At a distance of…

4 years ago

Messier 43 – the De Marian’s Nebula

Located in the direction of the Orion constellation, roughly 1600 light-years from Earth, is the diffuse nebula known as the…

5 years ago

Messier 42 – The Orion Nebula

Located in the Orion Constellation (just below the belt), between 1,324 and 1,364 light years from Earth, is the famous…

5 years ago

Space Station Back At Dusk / See Orion’s Curlicue and Five Dawn Planets

Here are some cool things to look for in the night sky this coming week including many passes of the…

7 years ago