Orion Has Real Star Power

Dec 16, 2016

This spectacular image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region was obtained from multiple exposures using the HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the deepest view ever of this region and reveals more very faint planetary-mass objects than expected.
Credit Wikipedia Creative Commmons / ESO/H. Drass et al

On this episode of Our Island Universe: The amazing stellar nursery located just below Orion's belt.

Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium in Harrisonburg, VA.

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