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A dramatic view of the Orion Nebula
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- Title A dramatic view of the Orion Nebula
- Released 23/01/2009 3:34 pm
- Copyright NASA, ESA, M. Robberto ( Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team.
The Orion Nebula lies 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to Earth. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this Hubble image: from massive, young stars to pillars of dense gas.
For more information on the Hubble mission, please click on the following link: NASA/ESA Hubble