Mystic Mountain

Mystic Mountain

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News release ID: STScI-2010-13
Release Date: Apr 22, 2010
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising 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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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Stars, Stellar Jets

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