Orion nebula NASA video

One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can climb up Mt Everest without donning a single crampon, and thanks to NASA, you can speed through the birthplace of stars some 1,350 light-years away, all without having to leave your seat or even install Flash.

The Orion Nebula, which lurks just off the tip of the Hunter's sword in the famous constellation, is a star nursery. It might look like a blur in the sky next to fully-formed stars, but it's the place that new baby stars take their first steps into the world. Thanks to a new NASA video, you can get an up-close look at what you might see if you somehow flew a spacecraft through the Orion Nebula.

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Take a sightseeing trip through the Orion Nebula in NASA’s latest travel video originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 16:20:21 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.