Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula
Depicts: Trapezium Cluster, the Great Nebula in Orion
Copyright: K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA
Probing deep within a neighborhood stellar nursery, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
uncovered a swarm of newborn brown dwarfs. The orbiting observatory's near-infrared
camera revealed about 50 of these objects throughout the Orion Nebula's Trapezium
cluster about 1,500 light-years from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019