A Young Protostar

hops383The four infrared images on the left are from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope. They show the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex. The background image is a wide view of the region taken from a Spitzer false color infrared mosaic. Click the image to embiggen it; depending on your browser, a second click may be worth it.

Image Credit: E. Safron et al.
Background: NASA / JPL / T. Megeath (U-Toledo)

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