jueves, 4 de octubre de 2007

Chandra Peers Into the Orion Nebula

At a distance of about 1,500 light years, the Orion Nebula is one of the closest star formation regions to Earth. This makes Orion - a favorite for amateur astronomers and casual sky watchers - an excellent location to study how stars are born and behave during their stellar childhoods. In this composite image, the central region of Orion is seen as never before through NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.