Substellar Objects in Orion

Substellar Objects in Orion

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News release ID: STScI-2018-03
Release Date: Jan 11, 2018
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image is part of a Hubble Space Telescope survey for low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and planets in the Orion Nebula. Each symbol identifies a pair of objects, which can be seen in the symbol’s center as a single dot of light. Special image processing techniques were used to separate the starlight into a pair of objects. The thicker inner circle represents the primary body, and the thinner outer circle indicates the companion. The circles are color-coded: Red for a planet; orange for a brown dwarf; and yellow for a star. Located in the upper left corner is a planet-planet pair in the absence of a parent star. In the middle of the right side is a pair of brown dwarfs. The portion of the Orion Nebula measures roughly 4 by 3 light-years.


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American Astronomical Society Meeting, Annotated Observations, Brown Dwarfs, Exoplanets, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Observations, Stars

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NASA , ESA, and G. Strampelli (STScI)