sep 082013
Anne's Image of the Day: Star-Forming Region Messier 43

September 8, 2013 Messier 43, a star-forming region in Orion Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team. Messier 43 (also known as NGC 1982 or De Mairan’s Nebula, after its discoverer Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan) is a star-forming (H II) region of some [continue reading]