December 4, 2016

Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

Appearing like glistening precious stones, the Trapezium cluster's central region is here seen through the eyes of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. All of the celestial objects in the Trapezium were born together in this hotbed of star formation. The cluster is named for the trapezoidal alignment of those central massive stars.

Probing deep within a neighborhood stellar nursery, NASA/ESA 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.

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/AUI/VLA)
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1 comment:

  1. What is the source of all this dynamic energy? I have light and heat in my house. The source is electricity produced in a hydroelectric plant made by human inteligence.
    Am I to conclude that the vast universe composed of innumerable galaxies of stars, that produce light and heat ( ie-our sun) has no intelligent source? I think not!