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Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula


Depicts: Trapezium Nebula, the Great Nebula in Orion
Copyright: C.R. O'Dell and S.K. Wong (Rice University) and NASA

The brown dwarfs are too dim to be seen in a visible-light image taken by the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. This view also doesn't show the assemblage of infant stars seen in the near-infrared image. That's because the young stars are embedded in dense clouds of dust and gas. The Hubble telescope's near-infrared camera, the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, penetrated those clouds to capture a view of those objects.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Aug-2022 08:56 UT

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