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April 24, 2007 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-16

The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme

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Image: Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 1

Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 1

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A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula.

Object Names: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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Montage Image: Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Star-Forming Region in the Carina NebulaPRC2007-16d Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 2 Image Type: Astronomical Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 2

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