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Image of M42, the great Orion Nebula taken by the 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak
Bill Schoening / AURA / NOAO / NSF
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Great Orion Nebula

This outstanding image of the great nebula in the constellation of Orion was taken by the 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak. Known also as M42, it is one of the most spectacular of all the objects cataloged by Charles Messier.

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