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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: Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Dramatic Features of the Orion Nebula in Exquisite Detail

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Dramatic Features of the Orion Nebula in Exquisite Detail

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This mosaic of Hubble and ground-based images of the Orion Nebula reveals many features never before seen in such detail. Among the most dramatic are the bright central region of stars, "the trapezium," the "bright bar" emanating from the Trapezium, and the arms of outflow of material to the left and top of the image.

Object Names: Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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