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Images Dated 11th August 2009

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Orion nebula Featured 11 Aug 2009 Image

Orion nebula

Orion nebula. Coloured composite infrared and visible light image of the Orion nebula M42. This emission nebula, a cloud of gas and dust in which starbirth takes place, is found in the constellation Orion, some 1500 light years from Earth. Glowing clouds of ionised hydrogen and sulphur gases are green, and cool clouds of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are orange and red. The gases are ionised by radiation from the four young Trapezium stars at the core (centre left). The small orange dots are embryonic stars, growing as they accumulate dust and gas. M42's neighbour, the M43 nebula, can also be seen (pale blue, top left). Infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, visible light data from the Hubble Space Telescope

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Rosette Nebula Featured 11 Aug 2009 Image

Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula. Coloured optical image of the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237-39). This is a large starbirth region which glows due to ionisation of its gases by radiation from a cluster of hot young stars (NGC 2244) at its centre. The strong stellar winds from these stars also cleared the central hole. This nebula is 100 light years wide and lies 2600 light years from Earth in the constellation Monoceros. This image was made by combining images taken at the emission wavelengths of ionised hydrogen (red), oxygen (green) and sulphur (blue).
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Stephans quintet Featured 11 Aug 2009 Image

Stephans quintet

Stephan's quintet. Optical image of Stephan's quintet. This group of galaxies is 300 million light years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus. It consists of NGC 7320 (upper right) NGC7319 (lower right), NGC7318A and B (centre left) and NGC7317 (upper left). The galaxies are so close together they are tearing each other apart with gravitational tidal forces, leaving trails of dust and gas. The red areas are hydrogen clouds and sites of star birth. It is argued that NGC7320 is not actually part of the cluster, but lies in the foreground.
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