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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

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Auðkenni:eso1006d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Feb 10, 2010, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1006
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Nafn:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:1400 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
Z
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Innrautt
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Innrautt
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

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