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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: Pillars of Gas

Pillars of Gas

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These dense, dark pillars of dust and gas are resisting erosion from intense ultraviolet light released by the Orion Nebula's biggest stars.

Object Names: Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976

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 Orion in Miniature Image Type: Astronomical Orion in Miniature 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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