Postcard13: The Orion Nebula

This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Read more about the image here.

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Text and compilation: Monica Salomone & Lars Lindberg Christensen. Graphics & Layout: Martin Kornmesser. Editor: Bruce Battrick. Coordination: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:22 March 2011, 10:20
Dimensions:12 cm (W) x 17 cm (H)

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