M42 Orion Nebula

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The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. In the region are also NGC 1973/5/7 which is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree northeast of the Orion Nebula. The three NGC objects are divided by darker regions and is generally named The Running Man Nebula.

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