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October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-24

Orion Nebula: Comparing Hubble Space Telescope to Ground Images

October 4, 1990: 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.

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Credit: NASA, the Wide Field Planetary Camera Science Team, and David Malin (Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory)