Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula

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

This image, released for Hubble's 17th anniversary, shows a region of star birth and death in the Carina Nebula. The nebula contains at least a dozen brilliant stars that are 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun.

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Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, 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