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Orion Nebula: Comparing Hubble Space Telescope to Ground Images

Release date: Oct 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

This composite image shows the location of a one-light-year square region in the Orion Nebula which was imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The area is near the edge of a cavity of ionized hydrogen, which is heated by ultraviolet radiation from a star cluster at the center of the nebula.