New Hubble image of Kleinmann-Low Nebula

This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image.

With this image, showing the central region of the Orion Nebula, scientists were looking for rogue planets and brown dwarfs. As side-effect they found a fast-moving runaway star.

Credit:

NASA, ESA/Hubble

About the Image

Id:heic1705a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2017, 18:00
Related releases:heic1705
Size:4699 x 3132 px

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years
Category:Nebulae

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