The Dramatic Center of the Orion Nebula

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This dramatic view of the center of the Orion Nebula is the home of a grouping of hefty, young stars, called the Trapezium Cluster. Several hundred stars are sprinkled throughout the image. Many of them appear red because their light is being scattered by dust.

Release Date: March 17, 2017

Credit: NASAESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

Hubble’s Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a cavern of tumultuous gas and dust where thousands of stars are forming. The energy released by the young stars transforms their place of birth, whipping their surroundings into fantastic forms.

Release Date: January 11, 2006

Credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team