The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.

The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.

APOD: photo by Farmakopoulos Antonis;  The California Nebula;  Is in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way, as does our Sun, about 1500 ly distance.  Also known as NGC 1499, is an emission nebula;  The bright star to the right is most likely providing the starlight that ionizes much of the nebula's gas; located in Perseus, not far from the Pleiades.

APOD: photo by Farmakopoulos Antonis; The California Nebula; Is in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way, as does our Sun, about 1500 ly distance. Also known as NGC 1499, is an emission nebula; The bright star to the right is most likely providing the starlight that ionizes much of the nebula's gas; located in Perseus, not far from the Pleiades.

man, stuck in infinity. the abyss.

man, stuck in infinity. the abyss.

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Mlhovina-Orion2

Part of the larger constellation Orion, the Horsehead Nebula is captured in infrared wavelengths for the first time. (Image courtesy STScI/AURA/ESA/NASA)    See more of the week's best space photos: http://on.natgeo.com/11CwnUo

Part of the larger constellation Orion, the Horsehead Nebula is captured in infrared wavelengths for the first time. (Image courtesy STScI/AURA/ESA/NASA) See more of the week's best space photos: http://on.natgeo.com/11CwnUo

A beautiful NASA picture.

A beautiful NASA picture.

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224

LL Ori a mlhovina Orion

LL Ori a mlhovina Orion

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Nébuleuse d'Orion

Nébuleuse d'Orion

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