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The Orion Nebula

I've added a video of The Orion Nebula to the Star Movie Map. The video is another in the excellent Hubblecast series.

Visible to the naked eye, only 1500 light-years from Earth, the great Orion Nebula has been known about since ancient times. A popular target of Hubble, researchers have now identified 42 new discs within it that could be the beginnings of new planetary systems like our own.