Chaos in Orion

Chaos in Orion

April 12, 2012

Orion nebula from Spitzer Space Telescope

Baby stars are creating chaos 1,500 light-years away in the cosmic cloud of the Orion Nebula. Green indicates hydrogen and sulfur gas in the nebula, which is a cocoon of gas and dust. Red and orange indicate carbon-rich molecules.

Four massive stars make up the bright yellow area in the center of this false-color image for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Infant stars appear as yellow dots embedded in the nebula.



Image Credit: NASA

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