2.1.7 The Orion nebula
The stellar nurseries in Orion are positioned at the edge of a giant molecular cloud.
Figure 7 shows the dust and gas clouds around the Orion Nebula. To its left are the Horsehead Nebula, M78 and the glowing Lambda Orionis (Meissa) Nebula at the far left, near Orion’s head.
In the next section, you will find out more about protostars.