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November 20, 1995 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1995-45

Panoramic Hubble Picture Surveys Star Birth, Proto-Planetary Systems in the Great Orion Nebula


Image: Proplyd in Orion Nebula

Proplyd in Orion Nebula

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This image was taken through a different filter, which blocks any bright spectral emission lines from the nebula, and hence the disk itself is less distinctly silhouetted against the background. However, clearly visible in this image are nebulosities above and below the plane of the disk; these betray the presence of the otherwise invisible central star, which cannot be seen directly due to dust in the edge-on disk. 

Object Names: Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit:  Mark McCaughrean (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy), C. Robert O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Edge-on Protoplanetary Disk in the Orion Nebula Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Edge-on Protoplanetary Disk in the Orion NebulaPRC1995-45c Proplyd in Orion Nebula Image Type: Astronomical Proplyd in Orion Nebula

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