May 26, 2017

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

This image shows smaller, particularly interesting areas of the Orion Nebula. It shows the delicate tracery created at the so-called Bright Bar, as the intense UV-light and strong winds from the hot Trapezium stars eat their way into the surrounding molecular cloud. Also visible are a number of very young red objects partly hidden in the cloud, waiting to be revealed as new members of the Trapezium Cluster.

Image Credit: ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)
Explanation from: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0104c/

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