On the galactic beach

Credit: ESO/Goicoechea et al.; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

The “Orion Nebula” is famous for its high star formation activity. Thousands of young stars crowd together in it, most notably the four young giant stars forming “Trapezium.” This nebula can be said to be the most popular target to observe in astronomy. The left image is the “Orion Nebula” captured in the infrared by the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The right picture is a radio image of the region indicated by the white rectangle in the corner of the left picture. This region was captured in high resolution by ALMA and the Spanish IRAM 30-meter telescope. … (NAOJ)

Credit: ESO/Goicoechea et al.; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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