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Orion Nebula
An image of the dramatic explosion in the Orion Nebula, as seen in its shocked fingers of material, with jet of rapidly moving gas measured by the SMA overlaid in color. Blue represents gas moving towards us; red - away from us. Astronomers conclude that a catastrophic event 500 years in a cluster of massive young stars led to this remarkable outflow.
Credit: Zapata et al., 2009
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