Pillars of gas
Date: 10 January 2006
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Orion Nebula, M42, M43
Copyright: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
These dense, dark pillars of dust and gas are resisting erosion from intense ultraviolet light released by the Orion Nebula's biggest stars.
Last Update: 1 September 2019