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April 22, 2010 10:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-13

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery


Video: 3-D Trip into the Carina Nebula

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This is a three-dimensional trip into a giant "mountain" of cool hydrogen and dust in the Carina Nebula, a vast star-forming region in our Milky Way Galaxy. The nebula is too far away for Hubble Space Telescope to see in true three dimensions. But this visualization creates foreground and background elements based on an approximation of how the region might be distributed in a 3-D volume. A virtual camera flies through this synthesized space to create a 3-D effect.

Credit: NASA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (STScI/AURA)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

Release Videos

Hubble: Two Decades of Discovery (1990-2010) Running Time: 11 minutes 38 seconds
3-D Trip into the Carina Nebula Running Time: 30 seconds
Hubble 20th Anniversary Carina Nebula Video (Pan) Running Time: 1 minute 15 seconds