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Amazing Space Photos

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Nebula Orion

The central area of nebula Orion is clearly seen in this picture taken by the world's largest telescope named Subaru, set at the top of Mount Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. The photo was the first astrononomical achevement of the telescope, equipped with an 8.2-meter (27 feet) mirror and an infra-red camera. It was transported to an observatory of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory on the giant volcano last October from Japan. The photo was released in Tokyo on Friday, January 29, 1999.

(AP Photo/Kyodo NewsTokyo Astronomical Observatory)

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