Panning across a deep infrared image of the Orion Nebula

This video gives a close-up view of a spectacular new image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region that was obtained from multiple exposures using the HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the deepest view ever of this region and reveals many more very faint planetary-mass objects than expected.


ESO/H. Drass et al. Music: Johan B. Monell (

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Útgáfudagur:Júl 12, 2016, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1625
Tímalengd:01 m 30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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