An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The 2.5-million-year-old star cluster called Trumpler 14 appears at the right side of the image. A small nugget of cold molecular hydrogen, called a Bok globule, is silhouetted against the star cluster.
Object Names: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Image Type: Astronomical
Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
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