The Orion Nebula is a cavern of tumultuous gas and dust where thousands of stars are forming.
Energy released by young stars transforms the place where they are born, whipping the surroundings into fantastic forms. This turbulent star formation region is one of the most dramatic and photogenic celestial objects. Over 3,000 stars of different sizes appear in this image. Some of these stars have never been seen in visible light and reside in a dramatic dust-and-gas landscape of plateaus, mountains, and valleys that resemble the Grand Canyon. The Orion Nebula is a vast picture book of star formations, from massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to pillars of dense gas that can be home to budding stars.
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Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976)
Release Date: Jan 11, 2006
Image Credits: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
The images available at Posternauts.com have been curated from the thousands of photographs taken and collected by NASA/JPL, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other space agencies. We are able to offer these images to you in print form because they are available in the public domain. If you are interested in viewing even more images and exploring the science and discoveries they represent, you will enjoy visiting the following web pages for more.
HubbleSite - News, Images and more from the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Space Mission and Science news, Videos, and Images
SpaceX - Exciting images of launches, vehicles, and more.
European Space Agency - Dedicated to the exploration of Space since 1975
European Southern Observatory - Home of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in northern Chile.
James Webb Space Telescope - Follow the progress of this project still in development
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