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The Orion nebula was likely caused by a supernova. It is a huge cloud of gas within which hundreds of new stars are being formed.

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Q: Was the Orion nebula a nova or a supernova?
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What causes a star to change into a nebula?

Do you mean a nova? A Nebula is a large group of stars and dust in the sky. e.g. the Orion nebula. An individual star would not ordinarily change into a nebula, but the Crab Nebula is one such, first seen on earth about 1054 CE. But it had taken about 6500 years for the light to reach us. If your query was about nova or supernova, ask again.

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As the Orion Nebula is visible with the naked eye, the only sensible answer would be "by looking at it".

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