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Orion Nebula (M42/NGC 1976)

Orion Nebula (M42/NGC 1976)

Orion Nebula (M42/NGC 1976)

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The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.


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