M42 - The Orion Nebula, arguably one of the most famous objects in the night-time sky is located in the Constellation of Orion and is the middle "star" making up Orion's sword. It is the closest region of new star formation to Earth.
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Hubble Views a Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star
This star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Read More