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Proplyds

Proplyds


Depicts: Proplyd, M42, NGC 1976, M43, NGC 1982, The Great Nebula in Orion
Copyright: C.R. O'Dell/Rice University NASA

A Hubble Space Telescope view of a small portion of the Orion Nebula reveals five young stars. Four of the stars are surrounded by gas and dust trapped as the stars formed, but were left in orbit about the star. These are possibly protoplanetary disks, or "proplyds," that might evolve on to agglomerate planets.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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