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The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.
The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

Target: Orion
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
ID#: PIA16684
Added: 2013-02-05

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The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

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This image composite outlines the region near Orion's sword that was surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (white box). The Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, is the brightest spot near the hunter's sword.
This image composite outlines the region near Orion's sword that was surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (white box). The Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, is the brightest spot near the hunter's sword.

Infrared Spotlight on Orion's Sword

This image composite outlines the region near Orion's sword that was surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (white box). The Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, is the brightest spot near the hunter's sword.

Target: Orion
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA08656
Added: 2006-08-15

Views: 6854

Infrared Spotlight on Orion's Sword

This image composite outlines the region near Orion's sword that was surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (white box). The Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, is the brightest spot near the hunter's sword.

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This image composite shows a part of the Orion constellation surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The shape of the main image was designed by astronomers to roughly follow the shape of Orion cloud A, an enormous star-making factory.
This image composite shows a part of the Orion constellation surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The shape of the main image was designed by astronomers to roughly follow the shape of Orion cloud A, an enormous star-making factory.

A Slice of Orion

This image composite shows a part of the Orion constellation surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The shape of the main image was designed by astronomers to roughly follow the shape of Orion cloud A, an enormous star-making factory.

Target: Orion
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA08655
Added: 2006-08-15

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A Slice of Orion

This image composite shows a part of the Orion constellation surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The shape of the main image was designed by astronomers to roughly follow the shape of Orion cloud A, an enormous star-making factory.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory compare infrared and visible views of the famous Orion nebula and its surrounding cloud, an industrious star-making region located near the hunter constellation's sword.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory compare infrared and visible views of the famous Orion nebula and its surrounding cloud, an industrious star-making region located near the hunter constellation's sword.

The Infrared Hunter

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory compare infrared and visible views of the famous Orion nebula and its surrounding cloud, an industrious star-making region located near the hunter constellation's sword.

Target: Orion
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA08654
Added: 2006-08-15

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The Infrared Hunter

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory compare infrared and visible views of the famous Orion nebula and its surrounding cloud, an industrious star-making region located near the hunter constellation's sword.

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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.

The Sword of Orion

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.

Target: Orion
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA08653
Added: 2006-08-15

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The Sword of Orion

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.

Orion Nebula and Bow Shock

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.

Target: Orion Nebula
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04227
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 12795

Orion Nebula and Bow Shock

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.

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