New APEX Image of Interstellar Clouds in Orion

January 23, 2013

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just released spectacular new images of a region near the reflection nebula NGC 1999 in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which includes data from the submillimeter telescope APEX. The team of astronomers who made these observations includes MPIA's Amy Stutz, who was involved in the scientific analysis of the data. Stutz comments: "These APEX images just amaze me; across Orion they reveal with stunning clarity the very dense and cold dust that stars are born from."

The images and further information can be found on the ESO webpages at

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