The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these nascent systems will go on to develop planets, while others will have their planet-forming dust and gas blasted away by the fierce ultraviolet radiation emitted by massive O-type stars that lurk nearby.
NASA's first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time, marking a major milestone in the final year of preparations for flight. Orion's avionics system was installed on the crew module and powered up for a series of systems tests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week.
This image shows the potentially hazardous near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.
This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
Completely surrounded by a massive 20-foot-high structure called the crew module static load test fixture, the Orion crew module is being put through a series of tests that simulate the massive loads the spacecraft would experience during its mission.
The first NASA spacecraft designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era of yore is apparently well on its way to making a flight test next year.
In space, dense clouds of cosmic gas and dust are the birthplaces of new stars. In visible light, this dust is often dark and obscuring, concealing the stars behind it.
The European Space Agency is teaming up with NASA for a mission that will take human beings beyond Earth orbit for the first time in 40 years - and eventually, it says, further than ever before.
NASA showcased its space-bound Orion capsule during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this morning.
NASA has released an animated clip depicting the proposed 2014 test flight of its Orion spacecraft.
NASA is planning to conduct an unmanned flight test of its Orion spacecraft in early 2014.
Oxygen molecules have been detected for the first ever time in space, helping explain where some of the universe's missing oxygen may be hiding.
NASA's announced its plans for the US spacecraft it hopes will take human beings into deep space.
Samsung recently showcased its next-gen Orion Cortex-A9 processor at ARM TechCon 2010.
Samsung has launched an advanced 1GHz ARM CORTEX A9 dual-core processor for next-gen mobile devices.