Season’s Greetings with Holly (Carina Nebula)

Season’s Greetings with Holly (Carina Nebula)

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News release ID: STScI-2007-16
Release Date: Dec 3, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
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The fantasy-like landscape of the Carina Nebula is sculpted by winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the giant stars that inhabit it. The immense nebula contains at least a dozen brilliant stars estimated to be at least 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun.

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Artwork, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Nebulae


NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley),and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)