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Orion Nebula's Trapezium cluster
- Title Orion Nebula's Trapezium cluster
- Released 14/05/2003 11:34 am
- Copyright K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA
Probing deep within a neighbourhood stellar nursery, the ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope uncovered a swarm of newborn brown dwarf stars. The orbiting observatory's near-infrared camera revealed about 50 of these objects throughout the Orion Nebula's Trapezium cluster about 1500 light-years from Earth.