Orion in Miniature
Orion in Miniature
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News release ID: STScI-2006-01
Release Date: Jan 11, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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A massive star is illuminating this small region, called M43, and sculpting the landscape of dust and gas. Astronomers call the area a miniature Orion Nebula because of its small size and the single star that is shaping it. The Orion Nebula itself is much larger and has four hefty stars that are carving the dust-and-gas terrain.


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