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Image: Chaos in the Orion Nebula

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012



Baby stars are creating chaos 1,500 light-years away in the cosmic cloud of the Orion Nebula. Four massive stars make up the bright yellow area in the center of this false-color image for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Green indicates hydrogen and sulfur gas in the nebula, which is a cocoon of gas and dust. Red and orange indicate carbon-rich molecules. Infant stars appear as yellow dots embedded in the nebula. Image Credit: NASA Larger image.

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