Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM112012
Date: 01 November 2012
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Photo: At the Heart of Orion. Credit: Image Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, Processing - Robert Gendler. Explanation: Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region's entire visible glow.
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