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News Release 574 of 1051

November 6, 2003 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-31

Hubble Photographs Turbulent Neighborhood Near Eruptive Star


Image: Ground-Based Image of Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

Ground-Based Image of Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

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This image shows the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), combining the light from 3 different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The color is also representative of the temperature in the ionized gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. This image was taken at the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.

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Object Names: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF


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