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In the constellation of Orion, just below the three stars of Orion’s belt, lies the Orion Nebula. At 1350 light-years from the Sun, it is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. The nebula consists of gas and dust illuminated by several hot, massive stars situated at its core, known as the Trapezium stars.

CREDIT: ESO/S. Brunier.

Source:
http://www.eso.org/public/images/b05/