Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 1
Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 1
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News release ID: STScI-2007-16
Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
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A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula.


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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae

Credits

Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF