M42: The Great Nebula in Orion.  

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M42: The Great Nebula in Orion.
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Another masterpiece shot from Robert Gendler; comprising over 90 hours of exposures. A recurring theme of destruction, upheaval, birth and rebirth occurs within the spiral arms of galaxies. 1500 Light Years away, the Orion Nebula is arguably the greatest of all these areas visible from our location within the Milky Way. With a repository of 10,000 suns, and illuminated by a cluster of hot young stars, the clouds of M42 glow with fantastic colours and shapes, giving us a birds eye view of one of the greatest star forming nurseries in our part of the galaxy.

Credit: Robert Gendler.


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08/22/07 8:43 PM GMT
Good post Phi.
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08/22/07 10:14 PM GMT
this is one of the best space shots i've ever seen
a truly magnificent picture
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08/23/07 12:04 AM GMT
Amazing image!

Ian :)
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08/23/07 8:32 AM GMT
Nice post, Phil I had some very old ice cream in my freezer that looked a bit like this....
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08/25/07 7:11 PM GMT
A Magnificent image and post..
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08/29/07 3:08 PM GMT
This is amazing!!!!!
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01/25/09 7:39 PM GMT
this is really pretty
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04/17/12 12:09 AM GMT
beautiful colours
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funny the things that just pop up during adventures :)

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