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.

Crediti:

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

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Identificazione:eso1006d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 10 Febbraio 2010 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1006
Grandezza:3936 x 3016 px

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Nome:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanza:1400 Anni luce
Categoria:Nebulae

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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
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Note: VISTA data relates to the right image. Optical image by Rob Gendler.