What is the difference between Orion and the Orion nebula?
Orion is a constellation made up in the minds of the ancients to represent "Orion" a hunter in mythology.
The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula located south or Orion's belt. It is an area of extensive star formation.
It is only called Orion Nebula as it is seen within the constellation of Orion.
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Crab Nebula: Pulsar wind nebula Supernova remnant Radius of 5.5 ly 6,500 light years away Orion Nebula: Diffuse nebula Stellar nursery Radius of 12 ly 1,244 light years away Edit: M1, the Crab Nebula, is related to the death of a star. The Orion Nebula, M42, is relateted to the birth of stars.
in what part of the constellation Orion is the Orion nebula located at
The Orion nebula is about 1,345 light years away.
The Orion nebula is part of our own galaxy (the Milky Way). The Orion nebula is about 1500 light-years away from us. Our galaxy is about 100000 light-years across.
The Crab Nebula is a nebula.
As the Orion Nebula is visible with the naked eye, the only sensible answer would be "by looking at it".
Triffid Nebula, Eagle Nebula, Cat's Eye nebula
Orion Nebula is much further from the earth than the Sun is.
Not surprisingly - Orion!!
It is a diffusion nebula, The Great Orion Nebula is located in the constellation, Orion(the hunter). If you want to find it, look at "Orion's Belt" and go in between Alnilam and Alnitak, the two stars to the left on Orion's Belt. go down and you will see a line of stars, faint, but they are there. take a telescope(for best results) or even binoculars, and look in this region. You will see it right… Read More
a nebula is one nebula. nebulae are 2 or more nebulas.
I assume you mean the Orion Nebula. Check the Wikipedia article on "Orion Nebula"; specifically, it seems that it has many stars that are very young, in astronomical terms.
The Orion Nebula which stretches 20 light years
Eagle Nebula Orion Nebula
Both are the same except the solar nebula is the nebula that formed our solar system.
A solar nebula is related to the formation of our Solar System, any other nebula is just a nebula.
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.
Some scientists have indicated that the Orion Nebula may be even closer than once believed. According to Rob Jeffries at Keele University in England, the Orion Nebula may be as close as 1300 light years from Earth.
The horsehead nebula, aka Barnard 33, within the bright nebula IC434.
Emission nebula glow and reflection nebula reflect the light form other stars
It is made of stars
The constellation Orion contains at least 4 galaxies. M78 - NGC 2068 M43 - De Mairan's Nebula M42 - Orion nebula IC 434 - Horsehead Nebula and many other open clusters. Note: These galaxies lie far, far beyond the group of stars delineating the perimeter of the Orion Constellation. By "contain" we just mean we can see these galaxies out the Orion window.
The nebula that can be seen without a telescope is the Great Orion nebula.
The distance between two points is the distance between them. It doesn't depend on the method an object uses to move between the two points. It also doesn't depend on what route an object follows between them, or even whether or not anything moves between the two points. The distance between the earth and the Orion Nebula is the distance, even though no object has ever moved between the earth and the Orion Nebula.
The Orion Nebula (M42) is roughly 1300 light-years away from our solar system, which puts it well within the Milky Way galaxy.
Distance to center of Milky Way: about 26,000 light-years. Distance to Orion Nebula: about 1,300 light-years.
The orion Nebula
The Horsehead Nebula (also Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion It is approximately 1,500 light years from us.
Orion is not a galaxy. It is an open star cluster in the Milky Way. It is also a nebula.
About 1,344 years. So the light you are seeing, left the Orion Nebula in the year 666 - about the time when the World population was only 208 million!!
it is plop of a difference
Impossible to answer. Orion is a constellation made up of many stars, each located in a different spacial position. Did you mean the Orion nebula?
Approx 1,344 light years.
About 400 years ago it was discovered.
about 900,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit
The diffreence between a solar nebula and a Nebula is its size and if it is Intersteller or not a solor nebula is usually larger and forms a Solar System where a regular nebula is smaller and is mostly the result of a collapsed star or a Supernova.
Andromeda, Milky Way These are galaxies ^ Orion Nebula Eagle Nebula
Planetary nebulae (the cat's eye nebula) Emission nebulae (the orion nebula) Dark nebulae (the horsehead nebula) Supernova remnant nebulae (the crab)
A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust and planetry nebula is one of the types also called ring nebula or A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of a glowing shell of gas
Constellations are groups of stars that, from perspective on Earth, look like shapes or patterns that humans can relate to. Nebulae on the other hand, are giant gas clouds in space where stars are actually formed. Far away nebulae can often be mistaken for stars, and included as part of a constellation with the naked eye. The easiest nebula to see with the naked eye is the Orion Nebula, which looks like a cloudy star… Read More
The helix nebula is more close than the ring nebula, as well as much brighter and larger than the ring but with low surface brightness.
Wikipedia lists the distance as 1,344
1,500 light-years away
The Horsehead Nebula can be found in the constellation Orion. Its name comes from its resemblance to a horse's head. The Horsehead Nebula was first discovered by Williamina Fleming in 1888.
"Nebula" is a astronomical term for a cloud of gas and dust. "Nebulae" is the plural of "Nebula" and refers to more than one such cloud.
There are a few objects in Orion. The main stars are Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Saiph and the belt contains Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. There is also the Orion Nebula (Messier 42) which houses the Trapezium Cluster. Near the cluster is Barnards loop and the flame nebula (close to Alnitak). There is also two more nebula M43 and M78. Many of the stars are members of the greater Orion OB1 Association which has many hot blue… Read More
Flame Nebula Orion Nebula Eagle Nebula Omega Nebula Horsehead Nebula Eskimo Nebula Hourglass Nebula Pelican Nebula Helix Nebula (Eye of God) The list goes on. If you want to learn more I suggest checking out the NASA website or even looking up "nebula" on wikipedia where the have a list of the more notable nebula's.
A molecular cloud is a type of nebula where it's density and size permits the formation of molecules.
Yes. There is the Life-Cycle of Stars. The first stage is stellar nebula. Much later in the cycle is the planetary nebula; after the Red Giant, and before the White Dwarf.