They discover a "camouflaged" cluster between Earth and Orion

A team of researchers, including Hervé Bouy, from the Center for Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA), has discovered what appears to be a "camouflaged" star cluster between the Earth and the Orion Nebula. The research appears in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics

The Orion Nebula is one of the greatest wonders of the night sky. Its cataloging goes back more than 400 years ago, when it was first described as "fog" in the records of its observations made by the French astronomer Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1610).

The discovery of the Orion Nebula is closely linked to the use of the first telescopes, but it has been in the last sixty years when scientists have realized the true astrophysical importance of this glamorous object: the nebula, like others so many objects of the Milky Way and other galaxies, is a nursery of newborn stars.

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