This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the Orion Nebula, featuring a 'cavern' containing four of the nebula's hottest and most massive stars.
Background text describes why the Orion Nebula is considered a 'crucible of creation' and provides definitions as well as fast facts.
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the central region of the Orion Nebula. The text describes this central region as an area of dense gas and dust where young stars are bursting to life and planets are under construction.
An engagement tool in an inquiry-based lesson. Have students study the image side of the lithograph. Ask them to write down any questions they have about the image. The students' questions can be used in a variety of ways:
A content reading tool. Have students read the text on the back of the lithograph and write a quiz for the class on the text.
HubbleSite press release: "Panoramic Hubble Picture Surveys Star Birth, Proto-Planetary Systems in the Great Orion Nebula"
Amazing Space resources by topic: Stars and Stellar Evolution