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The Orion Nebula OMC-1 Region

The Orion Nebula OMC-1 Region

Depicts: The Orion Nebula, OMC-1
Copyright: Rodger Thompson, Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider, Susan Stolovy (University of Arizona); Edwin Erickson (SETI Institute/Ames Research Center); David Axon (STScI), C. Robert O'Dell, Shui Kwan Wong(Rice University) and NASA

The infrared vision of the Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) is providing a dramatic new look at the beautiful Orion Nebula which contains the nearest nursery for massive stars. For comparison, Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image on the left shows a large part of the nebula as it appears in visible light.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Jul-2024 13:21 UT

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