Zooming in on an explosive event in Orion

This video takes the viewer deep into the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Hidden behind the glowing gas, dark dust and bright young stars of the Orion Nebula complex lies a strange object the remains of a 500 year old interaction of recently formed stars. A new image from ALMA, which reveals this feature more clearly than ever before, is shown at the end of the sequence.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally/H. Drass et al./N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Johan B. Monell

About the Video

Id:eso1711b
Release date:7 April 2017, 15:00
Related releases:eso1711
Duration:55 s

About the Object

Name:OMC
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Category:Nebulae
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