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

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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.

    More information and download-option:
    http://spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0917a/

    Credit:
    ESA/Hubble

    Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
    Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Greg Bacon (STScI), model based on data by C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), The American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space and Robert Hurt (Spitzer Science Center)
    Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
    Written by: Colleen Sharkey & Claudia Mignone
    Host: Dr. J
    Narration: Gaitee Hussain
    Cinematography: Peter Rixner
    Music: movetwo & John Dyson from the CD Darklight
    Additional images: Draper portrait: Draper Family Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Draper image of Orion Nebula: Harvard College Observatory Plate Collection; Palenque Overview: Jacob Rus
    Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
    Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
    Acknowledgement: Luca Ricc