This image of the Orion Molecular Cloud combines observations from the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It shows just a small portion of the region surveyed. In this figure, nearby stars are illuminating parts of the Orion Molecular Cloud, which causes the cloud to glow an eerie green color. The jets punch through the cloud and can be seen as a multitude of tiny pink-purple arcs, knots, and filaments. The young stars that drive the jets are usually found along each jet and appear golden-orange.
UKIRT/JAC, Spitzer Telescope