The Trapezium Core

The Trapezium Core
From the Hubble Space Telescope and Doug Johnstone's Orion Page
The core of the Trapezium showing the four energetic massive stars and a plethora of Sun-like stars with surrounding extended emission. The Trapezium is located in the center of the Orion nebula seen here as a blue background glow. Note how the material surrounding the Sun-like stars produces a cometary structure with a bright head and a tail pointing directly away from the energetic central massive stars. This false color mosaic was made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope images.
Image Title: The Trapezium Core
Text based on materials accompanying photo from Doug Johnstone's Orion Page
Photo Credit: John Bally, Dave Devine, and Ralph Sutherland

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