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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


Image: Orion Nebula: Hubble Space Telescope View Vs. Ground-Based View

Orion Nebula: Hubble Space Telescope View Vs. Ground-Based ViewSTScI-PRC1990-24

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This composite image shows the location of a one light-year square region in the Orion Nebula, which was imaged by WFPC. 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. (Ground-based Orion Nebula photo copyright David Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory)

Object Names: Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI
Ground Image: Copyright D. Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory


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