Carina Nebula Details: Pillar
Carina Nebula Details: Pillar
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News release ID: STScI-2007-16
Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The 2.5-million-year-old star cluster called Trumpler 14 appears at the right side of the image. A small nugget of cold molecular hydrogen, called a Bok globule, is silhouetted against the star cluster.


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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