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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: Hubble 20th Anniversary Carina Nebula Video (Pan)

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This is a pan across the complex gas structures in a small portion of the Carina Nebula. The nebula is a cold cloud of predominantly hydrogen gas. It is laced with dust, which makes the cloud opaque. The cloud is being eroded by a gusher of ultraviolet light from young stars in the region. They sculpt a variety of fantasy shapes.

Credit: NASA and G. Bacon (STScI)

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