January 19, 2006 | David F. Coppedge

Orion Nebula Revealed in Hubble Splendor

The Hubble Space Telescope’s new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula (M42) made Astronomy Picture of the Day.  For those of us who grew up admiring the old Palomar observatory’s photo of it, the upgrade is worth a thousand words.  This is a keeper.  The next day, APOD posted a portion of the image that looks like a pastel oil painting.

Any commentary would be superfluous.  Click on the image for the full size, and just look.

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