• Orion Nebula Water Stars Disks
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    The Orion Nebula contains one of the brightest star clusters in the night sky. With a magnitude of 4, this nebula is easily visible from the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months. It is surprising, therefore, that this region was not documented until 1610 by a French lawyer named Nicholas-Claude Fabric de Peiresc. On March 4, 1769, Charles Messier inducted the Orion Nebula, M 42, into his list of stellar objects. Then, in 1771, Messier released his list of objects for its first publicatio...
  • Crab Nebula Neutron Star
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    Crab Nebula Looking up at the night sky you see stars lying on a never-ending dark blanket. It is within this "blanket", called the interstellar medium, that new stars are formed. The interstellar medium consists of 99% gas and about 1% dust particles. Hydrogen is the predominant gas in both atomic and molecular forms. While being the place where stars are born, the interstellar medium also creates beautiful nebulae. A reflection nebula is created when light from a nearby star reflects from the...
  • Aquarius Saturn Nebula
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    Aquarius Aquarius can be found in the SE sky in autumn, especially October. A dark night is especially helpful because many faint stars make up Aquarius. This will help to make the fainter stars stand out because its hard enough to see a shape in Aquarius. Up and to the west of aquarius, pegasus can be found. Down and to the east of aquarius, capricorn can be found. Aquarius portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn. Aquarius is identified with Ganymede, a beautiful young shepherd who wa...
  • Crab Nebula Star Years Light
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    The Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula is the nearest, most conspicuous and appealing supernova remnant. In 1054, a star in the constellation of Taurus exploded in a supernova (the violent death of a star) so bright that it dominated the evening sky for more than a year. (History of the Crab Nebula) The nebula consists of the material ejected in the supernova explosion, which spreads over a volume of 10 light years in diameter, and is still expanding at a velocity of 1, 800 km / sec . (Messier Object 1...
  • Stars Of Orion Star Nebula Left
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    01. Why do the stars in Orion look so different from each other Looking at Orion is more than just looking at an area that is easy to recognize in the night sky. Orion is seething with activity and illustrates a clear and concise picture, of how stars are formed. It gives us the ability to compare different types of stars and most importantly, it's right next door to Earth, astronomically speaking. The interest in Orion is currently at frenzy level, astronomers have always been interested in Ori...
  • Orion Nebula Water Stars Disks
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    The Orion Nebula contains one of the brightest star clusters in the night sky. With a magnitude of 4, this nebula is easily visible from the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months. It is surprising, therefore, that this region was not documented until 1610 by a French lawyer named Nicholas-Claude Fabric de Peiresc. On March 4, 1769, Charles Messier inducted the Orion Nebula, M 42, into his list of stellar objects. Then, in 1771, Messier released his list of objects for its first publicatio...
  • Orion Brightest Star
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    Orion Orion is a constellation that is visible in the center of the sky during the winter months. Orion is accompanied by his two dogs, Canus Major and Canus Minor. The most distinguishing feature is the three stars in a row which make up his belt. Below that, there are three stars and a nebula, that make up his sword. Orion has a total of 14 stars and two major nebulas. There are actually three nebulas, but De marins Nebula (M 43) is part of Orion nebula (M 42). There are three main stars in t...
  • Field Of View Light Years Color
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    M 13! |s astronomical name is Hercules Cluster. It is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules. M 13 is a colossal home to over 100, 000 stars, span over 150 light years across, lies over 20, 000 light years distant, and is over 12 billions years old. M 27! |s astronomical name is Dumbbell Nebula. It is a planetary nebula. It is the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky, and it can be seen in the constellation Vulpecul...