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