Images: Traveling inside Orion's sword

Images: Traveling inside Orion's sword

Summary: NASA's Hubble Space telescope has taken its sharpest and most spectacular images of the Orion Nebula.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Orion stars

    This image, one of the sharpest ever taken by the Hubble telescope, contains about 3,000 stars--many have never been seen in visible light.

  • Trapezium

    The bright lights of the Trapezium Stars illuminate this area of the Orion Nebula. Ultraviolet light from these stars is creating a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of stars. A whitish-looking disk, between and just above the two bright stars on the left, is a bubble of gas and dust.

  • arcs amd bubbles

    Arcs and bubbles are formed in this region by the solar winds ejected by the Trapezium stars, which collide with material.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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