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Caption: Orion nebula. Composite footage comparing infrared and visible light images of the star-forming region of the Orion Nebula. The Orion Nebula (M42) is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion, 1350 light years from Earth. Infrared imaging penetrates the dusty regions of the nebula and exposes many young stars and other features. Imagery obtained from the HAWK-I infrared camera on the European Southern Observatory s Very Large Telescope and visible light images from the WFI camera on the MPG ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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Orion Nebula in infrared and visible light

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