Stars adorn Orion's sword
October 17th, 2011
12:22 PM ET

Stars adorn Orion's sword

"This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion - an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Many will turn out like our sun. Some are even more massive. These massive stars light up the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region near the center of the image."

Source: NASA

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  1. Amber

    this is amazing! to actually think about what you're looking at is so crazy! wouldn't you just love to go?? i know i know impossible, but still! i want o go play in the colorful propably deadly gases! 🙂

    October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  2. snow

    So.. COOOL!!

    October 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm |


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