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M42/M43: Spitzer/Hubble image of the Orion Nebula

November 10, 2006

[Spitzer/Hubble image of M42]

Composite image of the Orion Nebula M42 with M43, created from data obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope in the infrared and visible part of the spectrum.

This is a false-color composite image where light detected at wavelengths of 0.43, 0.50, and 0.53 microns is blue. Light at wavelengths of 0.6, 0.65, and 0.91 microns is green. Light at 3.6 microns is orange, and 8.0 microns is red.

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M42/M43: Spitzer image of the Orion Nebula

August 18, 2006

M42, Spitzer Space Telescope

Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged the Orion Nebula; result is a gorgeous mosaic of both M42 and M43.