Hubble 20th Anniversary Carina Nebula Video (Pan)

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Duration: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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.


Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Stars, Stellar Jets

Credits

Credit: NASA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: April 22, 2010


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