The Dramatic Center of the Orion Nebula (2017)

The Dramatic Center of the Orion Nebula (2017)

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News release ID: STScI-2017-11
Release Date: Mar 17, 2017
Image Use: Copyright
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This dramatic view of the center of the Orion Nebula is the home of a grouping of hefty, young stars, called the Trapezium Cluster. Several hundred stars are sprinkled throughout the image. Many of them appear red because their light is being scattered by dust.

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