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A Reflection Nebula in Orion

A Reflection Nebula in Orion


Depicts: NGC 1999
Copyright: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain this color image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Sep-2022 00:44 UT

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