Visible and Infrared Visualization of the Orion Nebula

Visible and Infrared Visualization of the Orion Nebula

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Visible and Infrared Visualization of the Orion Nebula (Artist's Concept)

This image showcases both the visible-light and the infrared-light visualizations of the Orion Nebula. This view from the movie sequence looks down the “valley” leading to the star cluster at the far end. The left side of the image shows the visible-light visualization, which fades to the infrared visualization on the right. These two contrasting models derive from observations by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.


Tags
American Astronomical Society Meeting, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Scientific Visualizations

Credits

NASA, ESA, F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Frattare, M. Robberto and M. Gennaro (STScI), and R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC)