Tour of the Universe: Orion Nebula

Astronomical Stats:

Distance from Earth: 1,500 light years

Stars discovered (so far) within Nebula: 3,000

Contains 2 brown dwarf stars

All imaging instruments aboard the Hubble Telescope – the ACS, Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, and Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer – were used simultaneously to study the Orion nebula.

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Image Courtesy of NASA and STScI – for more information click here.

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