An extended view of the Trapezium showing the four energetic massive stars and a plethora of Sun-like stars with surrounding extended emission.
The Trapezium is located in the center of the Orion nebula seen here as a blue background glow. Note how the material surrounding the Sun-like stars produces a cometary structure with a bright head and a tail pointing directly away from the energetic central massive stars.
This false color mosaic, made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope images, was presented to the American Astronomical Society meeting in Toronto, Canada on January 14th, 1997.
Photo Credit: John Bally, Dave Devine, and Ralph Sutherland.
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The original version of this information is available at the Doug Johnstone's Orion Page, original from the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), University of Toronto.
Updated: January 19 '97, December 7 '11
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