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Hubblecast 32: Born in Beauty: Proplyds in the Orion Nebula

14 Dec 2009, 15:00 UTC
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Visible to the naked eye, only 1500 light-years from Earth, the great Orion Nebula has been known and revered since ancient times. A popular target of Hubble, researchers have now identified 42 new discs within it that could be the beginnings of new planetary systems like our own.

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