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Subject: How old is the Orion Nebula?

Date: Mon Jun 19 12:22:49 2000
Posted by Jeremy David Parker
Grade level: undergrad School: University of Wolverhampton
City: Wolverhampton State/Province: West Midlands Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 961431769.As

The Crab Nebula was formed from a Supernova 900 years ago.  Does anyone 
have any idea how the Orion Nebula formed?  Was it formed at the same time 
as the Milky Way?  Why are stars forming in the Orion Nebula, while it is 
predicted that the Crab Nebula will fade away?

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