Hubble at 23: Horsehead Nebula in a New Light

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in orbit for 23 years and, to celebrate this milestone, the space telescope has revisited the famous Horsehead Nebula in the constellation of Orion.

April 19, 2013
12:32 PM EDT
A comparison between Hubble's infrared view (left) of the Horsehead Nebula and an optical view by the ground-based European Southern Observatory (ESO). | NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI); ESO
This composite image by the Hubble and Herschel space telescopes shows the Orion B molecular cloud region as observed in different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. | Upper panel: ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/N. Schneider, Ph. André, V. Könyves (CEA Saclay, France) for the "Gould Belt survey" Key Programme; Lower right panel: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Davide De Martin; Lower left panel: NASA, ESA, and STScI/AURA