"The Orion Nebula" - Handout

"The Orion Nebula" - Handout

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News release ID: STScI-2006-01
Release Date: Jan 11, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of the stars have never been seen in visible light.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)