In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

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In the night sky: Orion

Acknowledgements

This course was written by Monica Grady and Phillipa Smith.

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Images

Figure 1 © NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Figure 2 © NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute

Figure 5 © NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz and Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team

Figure 6 © Yosuke Tsuruta in Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Figure 7 © NASA/Jason Ware

Figure 9 © Alex Cherney (www.terrastro.com) 

Figure 10 © WallyPacholka / AstroPics.com 

Figure 11 © MASIL Imaging Team 

Figure 13 © E.Feigelson & K.Getman (PSU) et al., CXO, NASA 

Figure 14 © NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA 

Figure 15 © László Francsics 

Figure 16 © Donald Judge, via Flickr (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) 

Figure 17 adapted from © NASA public domain in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Earth#mediaviewer/File:Atmospheric_electromagnetic_opacity.svg) 

Figure 18 © J.L. Dauvergne & G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO 

Figure 19 © NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation 

Figure 20 © ESO/B. Tafreshi 

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3.2.3 Colliding and merging galaxies video: NASA; ESA; G. Besla, Columbia University; and R. van der Marel, STScI

3.2.1 Different types of galaxy: video © The Open University

3.2.4 Galaxies gone wild: video: © The Open University and its licensor – images by Hubble Telescope © NASA

3.3.4 Behind the scenes with Monica Grady video: © The Open University and its licensors.

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