The Orion Nebula - A stellar nursery
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New stars are being born right now in the constellation of Orion,
the hunter. Stars form from gas, and so when they are young they can
be found in big clouds of gas called nebulae. The Orion Nebula is
one of these stellar nurseries.
The stars of the Trapezium are young blue stars. It is their
energy which makes the nebula glow. The Orion nebula is kind of
circular in shape, and it glows with a characteristic red color. All
stellar nurseries have this color. There are many of these types of
nebulae with young stars in the disk of our Galaxy.
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