The Orion Nebula in fulldome

The Orion Nebula rotates overhead like a celestial pinwheel in this fulldome clip. The gas and dust seen here provides a cradle for hundreds of young stars and is beautifully sculpted and illuminated by radiation from the hotter, more massive stars within the swirling and outlandish cloud.

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NASAESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

About the Video

Release date:11 January 2006, 16:00
Related releases:heic0601
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Messier 42, Messier 43, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation


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