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Question 4:
If you could ask a scientist several questions about the Orion Nebula, what would they be?

Students responses will vary. Some questions students might ask are:

  • Why are the stars different colors or what is the significance of the stars’ colors?
  • How was the nebula created?
  • What is the nebula made of?
  • Why are parts of the nebula brighter than others?
  • Why is there a bright horizontal line just below the brightest region of the nebula?
  • Why does some of the dust appear to make curves and circles?

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