Picture of the Day
Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:23 PM
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:08 PM
The Carina Nebula. Massive! Stars are born in nebulae like Carina, as was our own solar system long ago. Beautiful...
This brand new Hubble photo is of a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The scene is reminiscent of Hubble's classic "Pillars of Creation" photo from 1995, but is even more striking in appearance. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:00 AM