Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

Research Article

The Secret Inner Life of the Orion Nebula

A. S. B. Schultz

University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia;


Beneath the familiar surface of the Orion Nebula is a spectacular molecular hydrogen outflow from a young stellar object, of very unusual morphology. In this paper I briefly discuss this outflow, its possible origins, and its interaction with the Nebula.

(Received September 15 2000)

(Accepted November 24 2000)


  • ISM: jets and outflows;
  • ISM:;
  • individual (OMC-1);
  • stars: formation;
  • stars: pre-main;
  • sequence;
  • stars: winds, outflows;
  • H II regions