APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

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APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:08 am

Image M42: Inside the Orion Nebula

Explanation: The Great Nebula in Orion, an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Here, glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1500 light-years away. In the featured deep image in assigned colors highlighted by emission in oxygen and hydrogen, wisps and sheets of dust and gas are particularly evident. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye near the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. In addition to housing a bright open cluster of stars known as the Trapezium, the Orion Nebula contains many stellar nurseries. These nurseries contain much hydrogen gas, hot young stars, proplyds, and stellar jets spewing material at high speeds. Also known as M42, the Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.

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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by heehaw » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:54 am

I remember when I was about 12, and a bookish astronomer, and my astonishment looking out the window to actually see - OH-ree-on. (I didn't know it is pronounced oh-RYAN!)

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Post by GeoX » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:29 am

Breathtaking!

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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by Ann » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:34 am

heehaw wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:54 am
I remember when I was about 12, and a bookish astronomer, and my astonishment looking out the window to actually see - OH-ree-on. (I didn't know it is pronounced oh-RYAN!)
oh-RYAN, didn't know you were up there! 8-)

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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am

Wow! Lots of color in today's rendering of the Orion Nebula; lovely! 8-)
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Post by rstevenson » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm

A couple of your links are showing...
Screen Shot 2019-10-30 at 10.54.33 AM.jpg
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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:34 pm

rstevenson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
A couple of your links are showing...
Seems like an Otto failure, given that the caption on the actual page seems to have parsed correctly.
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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:34 pm
rstevenson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
A couple of your links are showing...
Seems like an Otto failure, given that the caption on the actual page seems to have parsed correctly.
It's because the editors put white space (including line returns) in all different places within anchor tags. I used to care, but for some reason I just don't anymore!
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:59 pm


geckzilla wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:34 pm
rstevenson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm

A couple of your links are showing...
Seems like an Otto failure, given that the caption on the actual page seems to have parsed correctly.
It's because the editors put white space (including line returns) in all different places within anchor tags. I used to care, but for some reason I just don't anymore!
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Re: APOD: M42: Inside the Orion Nebula (2019 Oct 30)

Post by Ann » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:06 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:34 pm
rstevenson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
A couple of your links are showing...
Seems like an Otto failure, given that the caption on the actual page seems to have parsed correctly.
It's because the editors put white space (including line returns) in all different places within anchor tags. I used to care, but for some reason I just don't anymore!
Good to see you when you turn up here, Geck.

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The Great Nebula in Orin on the flying Trapezium

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:51 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
orin stepanek wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am

Wow!

Lots of color in today's rendering of the Orion Nebula; lovely! 8-)
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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:28 am

neufer wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
orin stepanek wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am

Wow!

Lots of color in today's rendering of the Orion Nebula; lovely! 8-)
What can I say to that? :clap:
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