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Orion Bar – NIRCam

Colourful image of part the Orion nebula, with numerous stars shining brightly through the dust and gas.

The James Webb Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) has captured an image of a part of the Orion Nebula known as the Orion Bar. It is a region where energetic ultraviolet light from the Trapezium Cluster – located off the upper-left corner – interacts with dense molecular clouds. (Credits: NASA, CSA, ESA/Webb, M. Zamani (ESA/Webb), PDRs4ALL ERS Team)

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File size: 3.21 MB
Image size: 4049 x 4500 pixels
Resolution: 96 dpi

Photo taken on June 26, 2023

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