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The Great Nebula in Orion

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#50380 by @ 28.09.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
The Great Nebula in Orion

The Great Nebula in Orion is a colorful place.

Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small
fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion.

Long exposure, digitally sharpened images like this, however, show the
Orion Nebula to be a busy neighborhood of young stars, hot gas, and dark

The power behind much of the
Orion Nebula
(M42) is the
Trapezium -
four of the brightest stars in the nebula.

Many of the
filamentary structures visible are actually
shock waves - fronts
where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas.

The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is
located about 1500
light years away in the same
spiral arm of
our Galaxy as the

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#50488 by @ 28.09.2004 15:56 - nach oben -
am sonic sini mueter isch bimänä schönheitschirurg gsi
#50579 by @ 28.09.2004 20:33 - nach oben -
däfür hat sie ä supernova brucht?
#50588 by @ 28.09.2004 20:41 - nach oben -
schints müänd mer nüm sägä wiä fett das si isch
#50591 by @ 28.09.2004 20:43 - nach oben -
jetzt isch denn öppe gnueg
#50596 by @ 28.09.2004 20:46 - nach oben -
jo du häsch dä mit dä inslä am bcf so viel mol brocht, das mir do sicher no än monät lang jedä tag bim apod dini mueter äs messer dörfed is chnü stechä

usserdem, bis froh dasi mol d'afickmaschinä gmacht han
#50608 by @ 28.09.2004 20:59 - nach oben -
wer isch denn da scho nöd, jetzt hani endlich mol en vernünftige gengner :-)