IRAS View of the Constellation Orion Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Orion in the Visible and Infrared
Description:
This pair of images shows the Orion nebula in the visible and infrared. For an infrared image of Orion, check out  Infrared View of the Constellation Orion. Astronomers use infrared light in order to see through the dust clouds that scatter visible light.

(This feature was updated on July 18, 2013.)
Image:
image credits: Akira Fujii/NASA; <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/images/content/178941main_Orion_vis-ir_lg.jpg" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.com/images/features/Orion-large-9--27-08.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credits: Akira Fujii/NASA; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Orion-large-9--27-08.jpg
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