Orion Nebula

What’s the Source of Binary Rogue Planets?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already making great strides in helping us to unravel the mysteries of the…

2 months ago

Hundreds of Free-Floating Planets Found in the Orion Nebula

It appears that rogue planets – free floating worlds that aren’t gravitationally bound to a parent star – might be…

5 months ago

Incredible New Images of the Orion Nebula From JWST

The Orion Nebula is one of the brightest star-forming regions in the sky, easily visible in a small telescope. But…

5 months ago

Beautiful New Hubble Photo Shows Hot, Young Variable Stars in the Orion Nebula

Here’s another striking image from the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. These billows of blue and red show a detailed look…

1 year ago

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…

1 year 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 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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…

4 years ago