The Orion Nebula's Biggest Stars
The Orion Nebula's Biggest Stars
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News release ID: STScI-2006-01
Release Date: Jan 11, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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Packed into the center of this region are bright lights of the Trapezium stars, the four heftiest stars in the Orion Nebula. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. The dark speck near the bottom, right of the image is a silhouette of an edge-on disk encircling a young star. Another whitish-looking disk is visible near the bottom, left, just above the two bright stars. This disk is encased in a bubble of gas and dust.


Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae

Credits

NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team