Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hubble Reveals Thousands of Orion Nebula Stars

NASA Press Release: NASA's Hubble Reveals Thousands of Orion Nebula Stars
In one of the most detailed astronomical images ever produced, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an unprecedented look at the Orion Nebula. This turbulent star formation region is one of astronomy's most dramatic and photogenic celestial objects.

"Orion is a bustling cauldron of activity. This new large-scale Hubble image of the region reveals a treasure-house of beauty and astonishing detail for comprehensive scientific study," said Jennifer Wiseman, NASA's Hubble program scientist.

That press release links to a page on that shows some of the images that are the subject of the press release. They are really neat. On top of that, some of them are zoomable. It's possible to zoom in on them and pan around, and the interface is quite nice to use.

Hubble Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars
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