• 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...
  • Davian Orion Back Home
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    Ohmigosh! You will never believe this. I, Nebula Stellar, got a date with an Earthling! I know this might seem stupid to you, but Im not from your planet. Im from the planet Koos ha, just a couple of light years away from Earth. Kooshians look like little balls of fluff with arms and legs and faces. So how did I meet this guy Well I was out exploring in my Spacecruiser on a nice summer day, when I found I planet Ive never saw before in my space explorations. Oh so this must be Earth! I said to ...
  • 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...
  • Constellations Mid Latitudes
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    Constellations are groupings of the brighter visible stars in the night sky. Many of these groupings are based on imaginary figures that are seen on the inner surface of a huge sphere surrounding the earth. They divide the celestial sphere into 88 constellations, 47 of which date from ancient times and were listed by the astronomer Ptolemy. The boundaries are often complex. But all segments of the boundaries lie ease-west and north-south on the celestial sphere. Constellations are used today to...
  • Constellations Stars Earth Sky
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    Every culture known to history and anthropology has seen in the heavens distinctive patterns, called constellations, and formed by the stars. Constellations are usually comprised of bright stars that appear close to each other. Oriental cultures (the ancient Chinese, for example) formed intricate patterns from some of the faintest stars, creating hundreds of constellations where the West saw only a few. A few constellations, such as Orion, the hunter, and the Great bear represent the same image ...
  • 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...