Maelstrom of Star Birth
Depicts: M42, NGC 1976, The Great Nebula in Orion
Copyright: C.R. O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA
This spectacular color panorama of the center the Orion nebula is one of the largest pictures ever assembled from individual images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. The picture, seamlessly composited from a mosaic of 15 separate fields, covers an area of sky about five percent the area covered by the full Moon.
Last Update: 1 September 2019