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The Orion Nebula is in the sword of Orion the Hunter.
Three bright stars represent Orion's belt.
Hanging from his belt is a sword.
Do you see a reddish glowing nebula in Orion's sword? This is M42, a nebula containing four bright stars called the Trapezium.