M43: Dust, Gas, and Stars in the Orion Nebula
Image Credit:
NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Bryan Goff

Explanation: Unspeakable beauty and unimaginable bedlam can be found together in the Orion Nebula Arguably the most famous of all astronomy nebulas, the Great Nebula in Orion is an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1500 light-years away. In the featured deep image shown in assigned colors, the part of the nebula’s center known as M43 is shown as taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye near the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. The entire Orion Nebula, including both M42 and M43 spans about 40 light years and is located in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.

Tomorrow’s picture: new comet visible

NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; 影像再处理与版权: Bryan Goff

说明: 超出言语能形容的美丽及难以想像的混乱,同时出现在天空最著名的猎户大星云,离我们只有1,500 光年远左右的庞大星际分子云之内。这幅由哈伯太空望远镜拍摄的主题深空影像,以代表色呈现其中心名为M43的区域。位在著名猎户座的腰带三星附近之猎户大星云,是肉眼轻易可辨的天体。而包括M42和M43在内绵延约40光年的猎户大星云,则和太阳位在银河系的同一条螺旋臂上。

明日的图片: new comet visible