Topics » Science & Technology   April 18, 2012

Space Tornadoes, Baby Stars, and Ancient Galaxies

The Orion Nebula

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The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula, 1,340 light-years from Earth, is actively making new stars. The IRAC camera peered through the dust and found a long filament of thousands of stars in their early stages. Some of these stars may host planets.