Making a Great Observatories Composite

Science Animations Video • November 7th, 2006 • ssc2006-21v1

This video shows how a Hubble image and a Spitzer image of the Orion Nebula were combined to create a new, multi-wavelength image. Hubble ultraviolet and visible-light data are mapped to blue and green. Spitzer infrared data are mapped to orange and red. The combined image comes alive with new colors.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)