Mystic Mountain
Mystic Mountain
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News release ID: STScI-2010-13
Release Date: Apr 15, 2010
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

A mountain of dust and gas rises in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.

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Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Stars, Stellar Jets

Credits

NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)