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The Orion Nebula
Picture of the Orion Nebula

NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

This image is giving astronomers the clearest view yet of a turbulent star-forming region where more than 3,000 stars are being born. The region, called the Orion Nebula, is the closest stellar nursery to Earth.