December 16, 2009

Born in Beauty: Planet Formation in the Orion Nebula

Visible to the naked eye, only 1500 light-years from Earth, the great Orion Nebula has been known and revered since ancient times. A popular target of Hubble, researchers have now identified 42 new discs within it that could be the beginnings of new planetary systems like our own. Credit: ESA/Hubble

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