Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Dramatic Features of the Orion Nebula in Exquisite Detail

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Dramatic Features of the Orion Nebula in Exquisite Detail

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News release ID: STScI-2006-01
Release Date: Jan 11, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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This mosaic of Hubble and ground-based images of the Orion Nebula reveals many features never before seen in such detail. Among the most dramatic are the bright central region of stars, "the trapezium," the "bright bar" emanating from the Trapezium, and the arms of outflow of material to the left and top of the image.


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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae

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