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This false color mosaic was made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope
This false color image was produced by combining three Hubble Space Telescope
A gallery of star-disk systems in Orion's Trapezium. The first four objects are being evaporated by the central massive stars, while the last two disks are visible in silhouette against the background nebula.
This false color image was produced by combining Hubble Space Telescope images.
An extended view of the Trapezium showing the four energetic massive stars and a plethora of Sun-like stars with surrounding extended emission. The Trapezium is located in the center of the Orion nebula seen here as a blue background glow. Note how the material surrounding the Sun-like stars produces a cometary structure with a bright head and a tail pointing directly away from the energetic central massive stars.
This false color mosaic was made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope images. Full Resolution Image
The center of the Trapezium cluster showing the four massive energetic stars and a number of evaporating proto-planetary disks.
These two false color mosaics were made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope images.
Photo Credit for all images in this page: John Bally, Dave Devine, and Ralph Sutherland. These images were presented to the American Astronomical Society meeting in Toronto, Canada on January 14th, 1997. Images and information from Doug Johnstone's Orion Nebula page.
Last Modification: 7 Jul 1999, 0:00 MET