Infrared/visible comparison of an extract from the VISTA Orion Nebula image

The left-hand panel shows a dusty region of the Orion Nebula in visible light. On the right the VISTA infrared view is shown. By observing infrared light many new features appear, including many young stars and their outflows. These strange features are of great interest to astronomers studying the birth and youth of stars.

Crédito:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA & R. Gendler. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1006d
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:10 de Fevereiro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1006
Tamanho:3936 x 3016 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distância:1400 anos-luz
Categoria:Nebulae

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Notas: VISTA data relates to the right image. Optical image by Rob Gendler.