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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: Ground-based View of the Orion Nebula

Ground-based View of the Orion Nebula

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The Orion Nebula region revealing the Trapezium cluster (bright blue stars near the center of the image), much detail in the bright glowing gas of the Orion Nebula, and surrounding dark dust lanes obscuring more distant emission.

Object Names: Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976, Horsehead Nebula

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: Copyright Anglo-Australian Telescope, photo by David Malin from plates taken with the UK Schmidt Telescope

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