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January 11, 2006 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-01

Hubble Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars

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Image: Orion in Miniature

Orion in Miniature

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A massive star is illuminating this small region, called M43, and sculpting the landscape of dust and gas. Astronomers call the area a miniature Orion Nebula because of its small size and the single star that is shaping it. The Orion Nebula itself is much larger and has four hefty stars that are carving the dust-and-gas terrain.

Object Name: M43

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

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Montage Image: Close-Up Images of the Orion Nebula Image Type: Astronomical Close-Up Images of the Orion NebulaPRC2006-01b Pillars of Gas Image Type: Astronomical Pillars of Gas The Orion Nebula's Biggest Stars Image Type: Astronomical The Orion Nebula's Biggest Stars Sculpting the Landscape Image Type: Astronomical Sculpting the Landscape Over the Edge Image Type: Astronomical Over the Edge Failing Stars Image Type: Astronomical Failing Stars

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