Jan 122018

The sad thing about the Orion nebula, as with all of them, is that if you could actually be Right There, it wouldn’t look near as good with your own two eyes as those wonderful Hubble photos. Those photos are the results not only of long exposures but of image processing; if you were actually there, at best you’d probably be able to make out smudges of lightness. Certainly not the bright colors usually depicted.

That said… this NASA simulation is pretty awesome:

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