Orion nebula

Orion nebula

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Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Orion nebula. Coloured infrared image of the Orion nebula. A cluster of very young stars forms its core, illuminating surrounding gas and dust. Traces of a huge outflow of gas from a young stellar object lying behind are seen (pink). The nebula lies 1500 light years away in the Orion constellation. The image is a composite of images taken by the Very Large Telescope at Cerro Paranal, Chile. BY ESO OF ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR ACTIVITY.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cerro paranal, chile, cluster, coloured, constellation, cosmology, dust, eso, european southern observatory, gas, imagery, infrared image, orion nebula, outflow, science, space, star, star birth, starbirth, stars, trace, traces, very large telescope, vlt, young

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