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Bird's Eye View of Orion
04.26.10
 
star-formation region in the constellation Orion

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An active star-formation region in the constellation Orion, as seen by Planck. The callout shows a close up of the Orion nebula, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This long-wavelength image covers a square region of 13 by 13 degrees (which is equivalent to 26 by 26 full moons). It is a three-color combination constructed from three of Planck's nine frequency channels: 30, 353 and 857 gigahertz.

Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

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