ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery
This spectacular and unusual image shows part of the famous Orion Nebula, a star formation region lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. It combines a mosaic of millimeter wavelength images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the IRAM 30-meter telescope, shown in red, with a more familiar infrared view from the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope shown in blue. The group of bright blue-white stars at the left is the Trapezium Cluster, hot young stars that are only a few million years old.
Telescope: Very Large Telescope; Very Large Telescope; Very Large Telescope; ALMA
Band: J; H; Ks; 3
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