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Zooming in on ALMA's view of the Orion Nebula

7 March, 2018 / Read time: 1 minute

This video starts with a broad view of the sky from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and zooms in on the familiar constellation of Orion (The Hunter). We then get a closeup view of the Orion Nebula star formation region. In the final sequence we see the strange red filaments of cool gas that ALMA has revealed.

Credit: ESO, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), H. Drass, A. Hacar, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Music: Johan B. Monell