Observation • May 26th, 2011 • ssc2011-06c1
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detected tiny green crystals, called olivine, thought to be raining down on a developing star. An arrow points to the embryonic star, called HOPS-68. It is located in the dark filamentary cloud of cold dust and gas, over 5 light-years in length, located just north of the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region at the bottom of the image.
About the Object
|Infrared||3.6 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||4.5 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||8.0 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||24.0 µm||Spitzer MIPS|