Edge of the Orion Nebula
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this "true color" mosaic of a small portion of the Orion Nebula, taken the Wide Field and Planetary Camera in wide field mode. The image shows a wealth of detail never seen before in the nebula. Newly discovered features include elongated objects oriented on the brightest stars in this region, rapidly expanding plumes of material around young stars and protoplanetary disks.
Image credit: NASA/C.R. O'Dell (Rice University)