A pair of NASA spacecraft recently made the journey to the outskirts of the galaxy’s central cluster, where a small region called the Orion Nebula is the only known location where the Milky “buzzes” with visible light.
That’s because it is the “luminous centre” of the cluster.
The Orion Nebula itself is only about 3,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant places in the Universe.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a picture of the Orion nebula’s centre in this stunning image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space telescope on Jan. 6, 2018.
The images were obtained by the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) instrument, which is used to look for the glow from stars in the Orion’s nebula.
The light from the star, M83, is just a tiny fraction of the brightness of the stars in our galaxy.
When WISE spotted the star in infrared, it captured the light of the star’s infrared emission as a bright red glow.
That emission was the result of the hydrogen gas that is produced by the star.
Astronomers can see a lot of infrared light in the starlight from the Orion constellation, which makes the nebula an interesting place to study.
The bright red emission is due to hydrogen gas and starlight.
WISE captured the star M83 at the edge of the nebular disk, which means that it is far enough away that it will remain visible for several days.
The infrared emission from the nebulum is not the only way that the Orion-like star emits infrared light.
The brightness of this star is also caused by a tiny amount of hydrogen gas surrounding it, which has a temperature of around 500 Kelvin (or about 5,000 degrees Celsius).
The infrared glow that the star emits has been measured at more than 1,000 times that of the average star in the sky.
The researchers also captured a “faint” infrared image of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4998.
NGC 3998 is a member of the constellation of Orion, and the bright star in this image is an object that’s visible only from the constellation.
A galaxy as faint as this one, NGC 5989, is about the same distance from Earth as our galaxy, so its light can easily be detected from space.
This image of NGC NGC-3998 is about 400 light-minutes (0.3 light-days) away.
The stars in this picture are visible because of the ultraviolet light that the light from NGC 2999 emits.
When you look at the image, you can see that the stars are about as far apart as you can get.
The astronomers say that it’s possible to see them at a distance of a few million light-hours, but the stars will be too faint to be seen with the naked eye.
In fact, the brightest star in NGC 1999 is actually just a speck of light in this faint image.
A telescope such as Hubble is an excellent tool to study distant galaxies and nebulae.
They can even be used to study the birth and evolution of stars.
But the Orion and NGC images provide a new way to view the stars, as the Orion Nebulae are extremely faint and dim.
That means they will only be visible with the help of an astronomical instrument, and that the infrared light captured by the WISE instrument will be visible only to a few people at a time.
If you’d like to know more about the Orion Orion Nebula, visit NASA’s website.
This story originally appeared on National Geographic Travel.