Scan of Orion stellar nursery reveals how stars are born

Located in the constellation Orion, about 1,350 light-years away from Earth, the Orion nebula is a gigantic cloud with a mass 2,000 times the mass of the Sun. Photo: Nasa

In the sharpest close-up ever, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed the germination, growth and birth of stars in the closest stellar nursery, the Orion nebula.

Located in the constellation Orion, about 1,350 light-years away from Earth, the Orion nebula, also known as Messier 42 (or M42 for short), is a gigantic cloud with a mass 2,000......

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