Photo of Infant Stars in the Orion Constellation #18707


#18707 Photo of Infant Stars in the Orion Constellation by JVPD
Royalty-free astronomy stock photo of infant stars in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. The wisps of red in the cloud are organic molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These molecules are formed anytime carbon-based materials are burned incompletely. On Earth, they can be found in the sooty exhaust from automobile and airplane engines. They also coat the grills where charcoal-broiled meats are cooked. This image shows infrared light captured by Spitzer’s infrared array camera. Light with wavelengths of 8 and 5.8 microns (red and orange) comes mainly from dust that has been heated by starlight. Light of 4.5 microns (green) shows hot gas and dust; and light of 3.6 microns (blue) is from starlight.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental [0003-0710-2308-3316] by 0003

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